After a scorching summer that felt like it would never end, winter has hit us hard. The clocks have gone back, the days seem to end before they start and it’s so dark outside, we want to climb back into bed and hibernate until it’s all over. If we could only get our boss to agree…

Luckily, we Danes know there is another way to deal with long, dark winters. We like to get our friends round, cosy up indoors and embrace serious hygge vibes. We’re talking beer, boxsets and blazing fires. But (even a Danish) man can’t survive on just hygge at home. Make winter whizz by and invite your friends along for some great nights out to look forward to over the coming weeks. After all, no one ever feels cold when they’re dancing…

The Warehouse Project Special Edition at Mayfield Depot

Manchester is the only place to be this week when The Warehouse Project teams up with the Manchester International Festival for a handful of unmissable shows at the Mayfield Depot, the former railway station opposite Manchester Piccadilly. Curated by BBC 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs and sponsored by Carlsberg, expect sets from grime superstar Bugzy Malone and producer and DJ duo Bicep with unique visuals from lighting designer Stuart Bailes. You will be wowed.

Tomorrowland Presents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ‘Garden Of Madness’ at Steel Yard Liverpool

Give yourself an early Christmas present with tickets to the ultimate dance music event on December 8th. Taking place at Liverpool’s iconic Steel Yard, Tomorrowland and Creamfields will be joining forces to present a special one-off ‘Garden of Madness’ show with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, sponsored by Carlsberg. With a stellar line up featuring Oliver Heldens, Disciples, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano and more, this is a show everyone wants to be at. And you could even be there for free with three of your mates if you enter our exclusive competition here

Incredible Gigs At Your Local O2 Academy Venue

Now beer gardens and BBQs have lost their appeal, spend those dark, frosty weekends at your local O2 Academy venue instead for the best gigs this winter. Head to the O2 Academy Birmingham for one of Britain’s finest pop-rock bands Blossoms on December 7th or pay homage to recently reunited dance music icons Orbital at O2 Academy Bristol on December 16th. If classic soul appeals, don’t miss Leon Bridges instead, playing stunning tracks from his recently released second album ‘Good Thing’ at O2 Academy Brixton on December 17th and 18th. Enjoy a Carlsberg with your friends, see some of the very best live music around and save on your heating bill at the same time. That’s a winter win-win and certainly #TheDanishWay.