Adults have forever been plagued by the fact that the Harry Potter series, for all intents and purposes, is aimed primarily at children. Until now, that is. Warner Bros. Studio Tour is hosting a Harry Potter Christmas feast at the Great Hall this year and sorry kiddies, this one’s for the grown ups.
The London based studio tour is letting a bunch of extra special Potterheads experience Hogwarts at Christmas, with guests getting to spend an evening eating, drinking and snooping around the dining hall used in the Harry Potter films. Fans will delight in the first ever festive feast in an iconic room decked out in original HP props like flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries.
Each guest gets to choose their own wand for the evening – options include Harry Potter’s, Hermione Granger’s, Ron Weasley’s, Albus Dumbledore’s and Lord Voldemort’s – so they can practice their own spells and charms around the set. There will then be two full courses of delicious dinner with all the trimmings from the Harry Potter set.
Butterbeer and other alcohol will be served, hence the 18+ limitations. You’ll be able to throw a few cold ones down while exploring the remainder of the studio tour, including Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor common room and the festively decorated kitchen from the Weasley’s home The Burrow. Weasley christmas sweater not included.
At the end of the tour guests are lead to Platform 9 ¾ for a selection of three festive dessert bowls and schmoozing alongside the original Hogwarts Express.
Fancy dress is certainly encouraged and the evening will finish with music and dancing – fingers crossed for a Weird Sisters reunion.
The Making of Harry Potter: Dinner In The Great Hall takes place on Thursday December 3 in London. Tickets are a hefty £230 ($496AUD) per person – check out the menu and buy your tickets here.