What’s better than going through the Harry Potter sets on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour? Having a Harry Potter-themed Christmas dinner before the tour. You can have a (pardon the pun) magical night at the WB Studio Tour in England this year because for one night only, fans can have Christmas Dinner in the Great Hall they used for the Harry Potter films.
The event takes place on December 3rd (so you don’t have to ditch your family for real Christmas dinner), and according to Mashable, “the evening — which, as well as dinner, includes canapés, Butterbeer, a character wand, desert, drinks and entrance to the Studio Tour — will set you back a whopping £230 ($349).” The first ever “Dinner in the Great Hall” will take place from 6pm until midnight and is open to over 18s only. There are no details on what the meal will entail beyond Butterbeer and canapés, but hopefully the delectable food J.K. Rowling outlined in the books will pop up on the menu.
After the meal the fun continues:
- Explore the Studio Tour, admiring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen at The Burrrow, which will also be dressed as they were for winter scenes.
- Enjoy a selection of three festive dessert bowls on Platform 9 ¾, alongside the original Hogwarts Express.
- Drink Butterbeer in the backlot café and walk up the wizarding shopping street, Diagon Alley, before taking in the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model (covered in a layer of filmmaking snow especially for the festive season).
- Finish the evening with music and dancing, with a bar provided for those who wish to purchase additional drinks.
If you want to have yourself a very merry Harry Potter Christmas, click over to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour page and book your ticket now. Yes, it’s a little on the pricing side, but it sounds well worth the price of admission, although keep in mind that you’ll have to factor in the cost of travel and lodging as well. For me personally, if I could afford to do this, I’d do it in a heartbeat. If you’ve got the galleons, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.