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Yule Ball: Harry Potter Studio Tour Christmas Schedule

08h00 September 28, 2022

It’s almost time to put on the evening dresses – the Yule Ball returns to Hertfordshire this Christmas.

The team behind the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter will kick off their “Harry Christmas” on Saturday November 12th.

The Gryffindor common room is expected to be adorned with red and gold ornaments, and a winter’s snow will cover the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley and the famous model Hogwarts castle.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour 2022 schedule includes Yule Ball and Great Hall Dinner
– Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

A Warner Bros. Studio Tour spokesperson said: “You are invited to experience a very ‘Harry Christmas’ at the Studio Tour during Hogwarts in the snow, the most magical time of year, when the iconic Harry Potter sets are dressed for the holiday season in a cinematic snow blanket.

“There’s no better way for wizards and witches to make memories this winter as you walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters in the Great Hall, dressed for the famous Yule Ball scene at Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

“Prepare to be stunned by shimmering silver decorations, dripping icicles and glittering snow.

“With a wintry orchestral arrangement, fans can expect to see the Great Hall in a new light this festive season.”

The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Hertfordshire

The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Hertfordshire
– Credit: Aaron Chown/PA

Leavesden’s Watford attraction opened in 2012 – 10 years ago.

Curators promise Potter fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter films – released between 2001 and 2011 – and the latest Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, currently presented at the Palace Theater in London.

This Christmas, the team is hosting a hands-on experience with making fire, ice and snow movies.

The seasonal event will run until January 15, 2023 with tickets on sale online:

Ollivanders baguette shop covered in snow in Diagon Alley, part of the winter exhibit at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Ollivanders wand shop covered in snow in Diagon Alley, part of the Winter Exhibition at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Watford, Hertfordshire
– Credit: David Parry/PA

The seasonal schedule also includes dinner in the Great Hall for adults, which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight between Tuesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 15.

From £260 pp, tickets include after-hours access to the Studio Tour, welcome drinks, two-course meal, butterbeer, character wand from the gift shop and a Platform 9 3/4 nightclub.

“Dine like the students of Hogwarts did as our popular Dinner in the Great Hall events return for another magical year,” said one organizer.

Tickets on sale from Thursday 29 September: