If you're not already a fan of Laurel and Hardy or Harold Lloyd, now's the time to find out what you've been missing. But this isn't just about slapstick. There's a salute to Victoria Wood. A celebration of The Young Ones. It's the perfect antidote to anyone suffering from the winter blues.
You could tune in to the BBC Philharmonic season on the radio, but we think there's nothing quite like catching it live. For something utterly unique. New Perspectives includes the Ravel's Piano Concerto for the left hand which he wrote for Paul Wittgenstein who lost his arm in the First World War. This is an experience worth seeing as well as hearing.
Not all celebrations are done and dusted by January 1st. Take a little time to recover and then head to the Winter Ales Festival. But with over 200 real ales and ciders to try, the tricky bit will be choosing. It might take more than one visit to become a true connoisseur.