The first choice many will make is to call a taxi. The operations manager at Toronto's Beck Taxi says she expects New Year's Eve to be her busiest night of the year.
Kristine Hubbard said she will have 65 staff on hand to field calls for a fleet of about 2,000 cabs.
"We'll likely have about 3,000 orders an hour between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. [Tuesday]," she said.
Hubbard said it's always best to call ahead for a ride. But if you do try to hail a cab on the street, the best way is to separate yourself from a large group so you're easy to spot — and, as always, be patient.
Taking transit is another safe choice on New Year's Eve. A ride on the Toronto Transit Commission is free after 10 p.m. The subways and most buses and streetcars will run until 4 a.m.
If you are a little further from home, Go Transit's buses and trains are free after 8 p.m., and it is also offering a late-night service.
There is one other choice revelers can make if they don't party too far from home — they can always take a nice walk.