1... Cosmic Snowball

Green Door Store, Trafalgar Street Arches, Brighton, Friday, December 21

DJ Format, The Simonsound, Scratchy Muffin and Oswald808 provide the music for this charity night in aid of the Phyliss Tuckwell Hospice in memory of Holly Webber.

Listen out for the Midnight Mass Of Christmas Classics when the clock turns 12, enter the Rudolph raffle and get a picture taken in Santa’s grotto. 11pm, free, charity donations throughout the night. Visit thegreendoorstore.co.uk

2... Satta Sounds

Volks Bar And Club, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Friday, December 21

A night of hip-hop, ragga-jungle, drum and bass and jungle techno as Satta Sounds teams up with the Toxic Sound System, with special guests Block Dodger, Norwich’s Caleb and Brock Out, and General Waste battling C3B. 11pm to 6am, £6. Call 01273 682828

3... Life’s A Gas Xmas Glam Special

Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Friday, December 21

Festive offerings from Slade, Mud, Wizzard and T Rex from the glory days of the Christmas number one in this night of glamstompers. 11pm to 3am, £5/£4. 0845 2938480

4... Beatsworkin

The H Bar, Church Road, Hove, Saturday, December 22

Nathan Coles headlines this return visit by Beatsworkin to its former home, alongside the DJs who have rocked previous events, including Knee Deep’s Mark Allister, Indigo’s Stu Bryan, Ben Lennox, the Night People Crew and Chemical Play. 8pm, £5. 01273 725890

5... Digital Christmas Ho Ho Down

Digital, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, Saturday, December 22

Free The Beats gets a seasonal makeover – offering a mix of commercial house, electro, disco, classics, bass, prog-house, drum and bass and dubstep. 11pm to 4am, £5. Call 01273 227767