Muggles got you down? Grab a hot butterbeer and take a stroll through Hogsmeade and experience Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. From November 17- January 6 both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be offering extra special holiday magic in Universals already magical themed lands- there may even be snow!
Enjoy the sights of the classic Christmas decorations throughout the land. While the snow-capped rooves and gas lamps are present year round, they really set the tone at Christmas. In Hogsmeade, the Frog Choir sets the time with seasonal music, while over in Diagon Alley Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees have a festive show prepared for the season.
Throughout the lands, you’ll find seasonal merchandise alongside the usual Wizarding supplies. If your Christmas list includes Fizzing Whizzbees, Chocolate Frogs or Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, you’ll be able to pick them up at Honeydukes. If you’re more of a Puking Pasties person, well…you’ll just have to head over to Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes for those.
It appears Knockturn Alley has even gotten into the holiday spirit! Death Eaters need to buy Christmas gifts too, we guess.
Each evening during the season, Hogwarts comes alive for a dazzling spectacle of lights, music and even a specter or two. The “Magic of Christmas” show is incredible and truly has to be seen to be believed. Check out the video below to see what I mean