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""Whether you’re in the Berkshires, Boston, or somewhere in between, New Year’s Eve celebrations and events can be found across Massachusetts.

While the holiday offers us a chance to ring in 2016 with friends, family, and fun, there are a few safety tips everyone should keep in mind.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Department of Fire Services (DFS), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and the Department of Public Health (DPH) have information to keep you and your family safe while welcoming the new year.

Driving Safety

Many people travel to be with friends and family for the holiday. If you will be on the roads, make sure you are safe — drive responsibly and prepare for winter weather.

Fireworks Regulations and Safety

All fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts — including sparklers — so leave fireworks to the professionals on New Year’s Eve.

Local fire departments supervise many fireworks displays across Massachusetts that you and your family can enjoy. Find a display or other New Year’s Eve events near you from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT).

See Something, Say Something

The public is a valuable source of information for law enforcement officials. While celebrating the holiday in your community, if you see something, say something. Report anything suspicious by calling 9-1-1 or your local police department, and stay away from potentially dangerous situations.

Help make New Year’s Eve a safe occasion in the Commonwealth — share these tips with friends and family before the holiday.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @MassGov.

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