Deck the Great Hall: Christmas in “Hogwarts Mystery”

The Muggle world isn’t the only place where the holiday season is in full swing. In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, in-game and real-world side quests will allow players to help make Hogwarts (and their own homes!) festive for Christmas.

Hogwarts Mystery players may have noticed a change in the air at their magical school. Like during the Halloween event, Dumbledore has asked students to help decorate the Great Hall, which rewards players with crests to earn coins, notebooks, and special items. However, the festivities don’t end there. Each House’s common room has gotten the holiday treatment with garlands and a Christmas tree, but the decorations aren’t complete yet.

Over the next week, from December 6 to December 12, players will be able to visit the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery to vote on their favorite of four Christmas tree ornaments, which include an owl, a cat, a snowman, and the Whomping Willow. On Thursday, December 13, the winning holiday ornament will be added to the common room trees. A video will also be released on the social media accounts to show off the in-game decorations. Directions will even be given to instruct crafty players in how to make real-world versions of the winning ornament for their own holiday festivities.

 

 

Even this isn’t the end of the holiday surprises for Hogwarts Mystery fans. The video will also preview an upcoming side quest featuring everyone’s favorite redheads, the Weasley family! The Weasley quest will be time-limited, so log in to the game regularly to make sure you don’t miss it!

Josh Yguado, Jam City President and COO, is excited to bring the holiday magic of Hogwarts to the game’s fans.

Players of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are highly engaged in not only the secrets, spell- casting [sic] and classes of Hogwarts but also its rituals and celebrations. The winter holidays are a special time at Hogwarts, and we invite players to join us in bringing the cheer and trimmings of the season to the legendary school. We’re excited to celebrate the holidays with fans and look forward to the many adventures ahead!

We can’t wait to see Hogwarts all decked out for the holidays! Which ornament will you choose?

Press Release

From December 6 to 12, Fans Can Vote for Their Favorite Holiday Ornament
in the “Christmas with Hogwarts Mystery” Event

Who:
Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame [sic] experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories.

What:
In the hit mobile game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, players have their first opportunity to create a character and attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In celebration of Christmas in the Wizarding World, each House’s common room at Hogwarts will feature its own Christmas tree adorned in its respective House colors: red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw and yellow for Hufflepuff.

Beginning today, players are invited to join in the holiday decorating at Hogwarts by
casting a vote on their favorite tree ornament. From December 6 through 12, fans can
visit the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to view and
vote on a selection of holiday ornaments. The most popular selection will be featured on
each of the House Christmas trees unveiled in-game on December 13.

Bringing the excitement of Christmas at Hogwarts to the Muggle world, a video will be
released on the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery social channels in tandem with the
in-game tree reveal, spotlighting all of the holiday decor and theming in-game this
December. The video will also tease a time-limited sidequest featuring the Wizarding
World’s beloved clan, the Weasleys. Taking a cue from the family’s history with
handmade gifts, the video will also give fans do-it-yourself instructions to create a
real-world replica of the winning tree ornament featured in this festive, in-game activity.

Quote:
“Players of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are highly engaged in not only the secrets, spell- casting [sic] and classes of Hogwarts but also its rituals and celebrations,” said Josh Yguado, Jam City President and COO. “The winter holidays are a special time at Hogwarts, and we invite players to join us in bringing the cheer and trimmings of the season to the legendary school. We’re excited to celebrate the holidays with fans and look forward to the many adventures ahead!”

Background:
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first mobile game where players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student. In the narrative adventure with RPG elements, players will create a personalized student avatar, attend classes, learn magical skills, and form friendships or rivalries with other students. In the game, players make pivotal decisions that influence their character’s story arc at Hogwarts. The game features a new encounter system where player decisions and actions impact their quests, allowing Harry Potter fans to create their own legacy as a witch or wizard.

To participate in the “Christmas with Hogwarts Mystery” ornament activity, and to connect with other fans visit www.facebook.com/HPHogwartsMystery, www.twitter.com/HogwartsMystery, and www.instagram.com/hphogwartsmystery. For more information visit www.HarryPotterHogwartsMystery.com/.