Thursday, 08 October 2015
Calling all witches and wizards: Harry Potter super fans invited for the first Christmas feast at Hogwarts' Great Hall (but it will cost £230 for a ticket)
For Harry Potter enthusiasts who have longed to experience the delights of a feast at Hogwarts - their dreams could come true this Christmas.
A once-in-a-lifetime dining event is taking place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London in the wizarding school's most spectacular room, the Great Hall.
Lucky guests will not only enjoy a two-course Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, but will also have their own magical wands waiting for them at the table.
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Magical experience: The Great Hall will host a lavish Christmas meal with all the trimmings where guests can try Butterbeer and get their own wand
Diners will experience the sumptuous celebration experienced by Harry (centre), Ron (right) and Hermione (left) in the first Harry Potter film
Lavish affair: Guests will be seated in tables of 10, with drinks and canapés and drinks awaiting them as they arrive
The festive feast is taking place on December 3, and will be kicked off with welcome canapés and drinks.
Fulfilling many fans' dreams, ‘Dinner in the Great Hall' will include the chance to take in the surroundings of the actual set that was used for filming the movies.
And for those who were dazzled by the Christmas decorations used for the Hogwarts' feast, the Great Hall will be redressed with the authentic props used in the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
After a sumptuous meal guests will have a late-night access to the studio touring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen from The Burrow - all dressed for winter.
Authentic scenery: Fulfilling many fans' dreams, ‘Dinner in the Great Hall' will include the chance to take in the surroundings of the actual set that was used for filming the movies
Guests will have the chance to see the new Platform 9 ¾ feature with the original Hogwarts Express (left) and will be able to sample a glass of Butterbeer (right)
The Watford-based attraction has recently opened a Platform 9 ¾ – featuring the original Hogwarts Express locomotive – and a selection of three festive dessert bowls will be served alongside this.
No Hogwarts Christmas experience would be complete without a Butterbeer to toast the occasion. And anyone who has also wanted to experience a ball at Hogwarts will be pleased to discover that the evening will conclude with dancing and music.
However, this unique experience doesn't come cheap and is limited to galleon-laden guests aged 18 and over.
Visitors will be seated at tables of 10, with tickets for the Christmas feast priced at £230 per person on the website.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London said: 'Dinner in the Great Hall has proved extremely popular and is now sold out.
'At present, there are no plans for further dates, however, we hold a range of special features and events throughout the year and regular updates are posted on our website.'
Of course, no one does a ball like Hogwarts, and the spellbinding evening will appropriately conclude with dancing and music
After the meal, there will be chance to see real sets used in the filming of the movies (left), such as the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes shop (right)
The Great Hall at the studio tour will be dressed to resemble the set in the movie, during the Christmas period
Other filming areas such as Diagon Alley will be open for exploring at the after-hours event, held on December 3 in Watford
The ultimate Harry Potter experience will take place through the doors (left) to the Great Hall, one of the most spectacular rooms in the Hogwarts' castle where many scenes, such as when Ron received a howler from his mum (right), were set
However, this unique experience doesn't come cheap, and is limited to galleon-laden guests aged 18 and over. Those lucky enough to get a ticket will see the model of Hogwarts Castle which was built for the Harry Potter movies