Harry Potter Fans Can Eat Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts
Harry Potter fans, are you ready to totally freak out? I sure am, because this year you and yours can feast in the Hogwarts’ Great Hall. Yes, the same one they filmed in at Warner Brother’s Studio in London! For three butterbeer-filled days in December, the stage will be set for the great Yule Ball, including “snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles, and an orchestra of magical instruments.”
On December 11, 12, and 13 from 6 p.m. until midnight, you can eat, drink, and dance your way through a new realm of fandom (so much better than making your own Butterbeer at home). Obviously, you’ll have to go in costume (although it’s not required), but we’re guessing all the best Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors will!
Your night will start with bubbles and canapés, followed by a tour of the studios, and an epic dinner of grandeur. Want to know what’s on the menu? Glad you asked. (Also, please make sure you have at least had a snack before continuing to read on otherwise you’ll be raiding the fridge in short order.)
For meat-eaters, there’s chicken liver parfaits with apple, quince, and toasted brioché to start, then roasted Norfolk turkey stuffed with cranberry, pistachio, and pork served with roasted potatoes and honey roasted root vegetables.
Vegetarians will start things off with Wookey Hole cheddar soufflé and beetroot salad, before moving onto the main event: roasted squash, barley, and chestnut Wellington with parsnip purée, honey roasted root vegetables, crispy roast potatoes, and rich gravy.
There’s dessert, of course — Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, carmelized orange, chocolate, and clementine bavarois with Irish Cream, and gingerbread with a blueberry trifle — followed by more tours.
Please take as many selfies as possible from the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen from The Burrow (pre-fire obviously), which will be dressed to the nines with Christmas decorations. You can also chug a real Butterbeer and peruse Diagon Alley before heading back for dancing with wizards and muggles alike!
Perhaps you’ll want one more drink, too, to wash your sorrows away that the fun and festivities will end at midnight and you’ll surely have to return to reality.