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With lockdown measures tightening and the country on the brink of despair, we’re all in need of a little magic this Christmas to help transport us away from the virus ridden globe and into a fantastical wizarding world. Well, our wishes have been (momentarily) granted as the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter prepares to give Hogwarts a snow-tipped makeover. 

From flaming Christmas puddings to glittering Christmas trees, prepare to dive headfirst into a Christmas wonderland as the Harry Potter studio is transformed into Hogwarts in the Snow.

Returning on 14th November, every ounce of the annual Hogwarts in the Snow feature will be sprinkled with a splattering of snow. 

Whizz over on your Nimbus 2000 and fall in love with the epic Hogwarts castle model that’s been covered in a dusting of snow, before making your way through the Gryffindor common room and Boys’ dormitory. It’ll be as if Harry and his friends are still living in the space, with original props including handmade Christmas cards on display. John Richardson and the SFX team have used their expertise to create fireplaces that flicker and appear lifelike.

Even the cobbled stone walkway and shop fronts of Diagon Alley will be adorned with filmmaking snow, for the first time ever. It’s so realistic that you’ll even hear a crunch under foot and snowflakes floating around you.

It’ll be as if Harry and his friends are still living in the space, with original props on display.

A huge part of the Hogwarts experience sits inside the Great Halls, that’s been given a Winter makeover and is abrim with wreaths, garlands and trees topped with witches on miniature broomsticks. Atop the long dining tables will be a recreated version of the seasonal feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, topped with flaming Christmas puddings, roast turkeys and hams studded with cherries. 

Potterhead or not, you’ll want to Harry up and book your tickets pronto because it’s sure to be a sellout.

Hogwarts in the Snow returns Saturday 14th November 2020 – Sunday 17th January 2021

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