For most of us Potterheads, watching Harry Potter movie marathons and sidling up with a book is basically synonymous with Christmas. But now that Warner Brothers Studio in London is hosting its own Harry Potter Christmas dinner in the Great Hall replica, you can finally live out all of your Christmas at Hogwarts dreams the way you DESERVE. The dinner sounds absolutely decadent, with rounds of drinks, canapés, a tour of the original Great Hall set, a two-course Christmas dinner, an exploration of other parts of the set, dessert, and your very own wand. (In might come in handy. I heard that occasionally during feasts there are TROLLS ... in the DUNGEON! ... thoughtyououghttoknow.)
Of course, a few things might stop you from following your bliss — the total cost of the feast is £230 ($349) per plate, which could buy you God only knows how many Fizzing Whizbees. It also happens to be in London, so unless we international fans learn to apparate sometime in the next three months, we're pretty squarely screwed. Maybe they'll hire us on as honorary house elves? I am not above transfiguring myself into a dolphin to get across that coast, either. Just LOOK HOW PRETTY IT WILL BE:
That was always the one thing I was deeply confused about — why anybody at Hogwarts decided to go home for vacation. I mean, yeah, family and love and togetherness and all that jazz, but also, flaming pudding. Treacle tart. ENCHANTED SNOWY CEILINGS AND GIGANTIC TREES. I don't even know what half of the food from the book would look or taste like, but in the words of Liz Lemon, I want to go to there.
If you're in the area or are willing to do whatever it takes to get there (GET ME SOME GILLYWEED, Y'ALL), it takes place on Thursday, December 3, from 6 P.M. to midnight. You can learn about getting tickets at the Warner Bros. Studio website here. And if you happen to hear someone wailing louder than Moaning Myrtle from across the coast, DON'T MIND ME, I'm just experiencing the most intense FOMO of all time.
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