A Christmas dinner at the Great Hall of Hogwarts was announced by The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, igniting the hearts and wands of Harry Potter fans everywhere. The dinner uses actual sets and props from the films, plus some fantastic recreations to make everyone feel like they're halfway done with their first year at Hogwarts.
It is a truly authentic experience, which regrettably and not surprisingly sold out very quickly. Tickets cost nearly $350, so hopefully it includes an open bar with a lot of butterbeer.
Here's a taste of what the lucky attendees will get to indulge in at the Great Hall:
The Hogwarts dining room will be dressed for the occasion with the original props used in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, including flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries. A wand will be waiting for you at your table and you’ll enjoy the first two courses of a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings on the authentic set (vegetarian option also available).
Attendees also get to explore the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen at The Burrrow, which will be dressed as they were for winter scenes from the movies. After butterbeers in the backlot café and a walk up Diagon Alley, the tour ends by checking out the model Hogwarts Castle, which will be covered in stage snow from the movies.
When these types of promotional events sell out, amusement parks and studio tours tend to do them again so they can make truckloads of money. So, there's certainly hope there will be more in the future. As an alternative, you can head to Canada to have a drink at the Harry Potter-themed bar. Let's keep an eye on the orbs for prophecies about when tickets will be released for the next Christmas dinner.