Warner Brothers to Host 'Harry Potter' Yule Ball Dinner

Live your Hogwarts dreams this holiday season.

By Ethan L. Johns
October 20, 2017

Image: Warner Brother Studios London

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series drove a generation of children to rush home from school and head straight to the mailbox, anxious see whether or not they had received their Hogwarts letter. At some point, we realized that the letter was not coming, and we had to settle for daydreams and an $8.8 billion film franchise. Turns out we didn’t have to settle after all, though, because this winter, Warner Brothers is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to eat like a wizard.

Hold on to your magic wands, because for three nights in December (the 11th through the 13th) you’re invited to a Yule Ball, hosted in the Great Hall. The event will take place at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, outside of London, where visitors will be able to experience the Triwizard Tournament event in real life.

After a Christmas dinner in the Great Hall, which has been decorated as it was in the films with icicles and snow-covered Christmas trees, guests will get to explore other seasonally-decorated sets from the films, including the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen. Dessert will be served on Platform 9¾ and guests will be free to admire the original Hogwarts Express. After dessert, a trip through Diagon Ally, Butterbeer in hand, and a peek at the massive scale model of Hogwarts Castle which has been decorated in a glistening snow mixture made of paper and salt. Guests will receive a wand on the way out.

You might want to accio! some cash, though, because tickets cost £240 (just about $320). If you’re as psyched about this as we are, get your mouse-clicking finger ready: the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on October 24th, and they’re likely to disapparate quickly. You can order your tickets here, when the time comes

If this great news has taught us anything, it’s that you should never ever give up on your dreams, because there’s always the chance that a huge film studio will come along and make them come true.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns