Harry Potter fans know that Christmas is usually the coolest time of year in the wizarding world. There are breathtaking displays, snow that magically keeps falling, and lots of holiday cheer. And now, we Muggles can celebrate the holidays like the wizards do, at least at a theme park.
Universal Orlando just announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to get a huge holiday makeover this winter. There will be holiday decorations everywhere, from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley. And that's on top of the already snow-capped buildings on display:
There will also be a holiday food market, featuring treats straight from J.K. Rowling's books, and live entertainment to boot. According to USA Today, the park has often offered hot butterbeer during the winter, and that's sure to be on offer this time around. And BuzzFeed notes that other Harry Potter Christmas treats could include mince pies, plum cake, and nut brittle. It's unclear what will actually go on sale just yet, but it's bound to be delicious.
But perhaps most strikingly, there will be a nighttime display at Hogwarts, lighting up the castle with magical lights, displays, and even a giant Christmas tree.
The special features will start on November 18 and continue past Christmas through January 6. You don't have to pay anything extra on top of your ticket to experience it. And that, perhaps, is the greatest Christmas present you could get, aside from an invitation to attend Hogwarts.
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