Halloween at Hogwarts has always seemed like an excellent way to spend your evening and now you can actually try that out.
I always got confused when Muggle holidays were celebrated at Hogwarts.
In general Christians are – or at least were – very anti-witchcraft, so celebrating Christmas as Hogwarts was either either a huge oversight, or some kind of annual ironic joke.
Nevertheless, events like Christmas and Halloween always look pretty great in Harry Potter and now you may be able to enjoy those festivities yourself.
That’s right, you’re going to be able to celebrate Halloween in the most magical place on earth; Watford.
The Warner Bros. studio tour have invited Harry Potter fans (or Wizarding World fans, as they insist on calling it) to spend their Halloween dining in the Great Hall.
The Great Hall set will be given a Halloween makeover including over 100 floating pumpkins, props and costumes from the films and more.
When there, you’ll be treated to snacks of the red apple, pumpkin and sweets variety, before being served a gorgeous two course meal, along with some lovely drinks.
That’s not the end of it though; after that you’ll be led to the Forbidden Forest for dessert, joined by magical creatures like the excellent Buckbeak and the horrible Aragog.
You’d have thought that they wouldn’t be invited, but Death Eaters will also roaming the great hall, allowing you to get up close and personal to appreciate that – while menacing – their costumes are crafted with the utmost care and intricacy.
The Gryffindor common room, the Potions classroom and Dumbledore’s office will be included in the tour, along with a visit to the props room and a chance to learn wand choreography, where you’ll be given the chance to duel some of the Death Eaters that you saw earlier.
Called Hogwarts After Dark, the event will be taking place on Friday 25th October, Saturday 26th October and Sunday 27th October from 7.30pm. Sadly for some, you can only go if you’re 18 or over, and even sadder for more, tickets will set you back £240.
Quite a lot.
You can find out more here…
Images via Warner Bros.