You Can Do Your Holiday Shopping in the Wizarding World This Year!

UPDATE 9/21/17:

The first holiday venue for this wizard shopping extravaganza has been announced! Utah’s Shops at South Town will be the first shopping plaza magically transformed into a Hogsmeade winter wonderland. From November 9 to January 31, visitors can shop for a variety of items, including:

  • Specially designed holiday ornaments and stockings
  • Cozy house sweaters and school robes
  • Delectable confections like Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans and Chocolate Frogs
  • Fan-favorite plush owls
  • Wands, jewelry and branded collectibles
  • Ollivanders™ will be outfitted with soaring shelves of hundreds of precariously stacked wand
    boxes, where shoppers will be able to experience a holiday surprise with the help of the Wandkeeper.
  • A memorable photo opportunity, featuring a selection of background options from the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, where guests can purchase a keepsake of their Christmas in the Wizarding World experience.
  • An interactive Quaffle Toss game, where guests can score a goal amid a colorful display of Quidditch themed attire and accessories.

You can check out the full details here. Will any of you be visiting the Shops at South Town?

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

We can do all our Christmas shopping there!” said Hermione. “Mum and Dad would really love those Toothflossing Stringmints from Honeydukes!” 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (pg. 142)

If you, like Hermione, have dreamed of doing your Christmas shopping in Hogsmeade, you’re in luck this year! Starting this fall, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Global Experience Specialists (the folks behind the wildly popular Harry Potter: The Exhibition tour that has been circling the globe) are bringing a new Potter experience to fans: pop-up Christmas in the Wizarding World shops!

Though locations have yet to be announced, we do know they will be at “selected shopping venues” (think large malls, most likely). Each pop-up shop will be an interactive experience, designed to look like the snowy streets of Hogsmeade. Guests will be able to visit Ollivanders and have a wand choose them, as well as shop for robes, clothing, jewelry, and more! There will also be special photo opportunities with backgrounds from the Potter films and animated windows of wizarding world locations.

We will keep you updated on this exciting development as soon as we know more!

 

 

Press Release

CHRISTMAS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD, A NEW HARRY POTTER™-THEMED HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE, TO PREMIERE FALL 2017

GLENDALE, Calif. (July 18, 2017) -- - Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Global Experience Specialists (GES), producers of the internationally touring exhibition Harry Potter: The Exhibition, today announced the creation of the newest Harry Potter-themed environment, with a holiday twist, Christmas in the Wizarding World.

Launching fall 2017 in selected shopping venues, Christmas in the Wizarding World is a holiday experience inspired by the Harry Potter film series, which will feature beautifully crafted settings and showcase unique experiences sure to dazzle families of all ages. WBCP and GES will partner with premier retail developers to bring the experience to major shopping destinations during the holiday season.

”This holiday season, we are excited to introduce new Christmas themed experiences that further extend J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World into the lifestyle of our fans and consumers,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Christmas in the Wizarding World will be an all-new touchpoint that celebrates this very special time of the year.”

This fully themed holiday retail experience will be reminiscent of the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village, complete with a wand shop, ornate window displays and interactive elements that are sure to be a hit with Harry Potter fans.

Key features of the experience include:

 Ollivanders™, where guests will be able to experience a holiday surprise with the help of the Wandkeeper, amid soaring shelves of hundreds of precariously stacked wands boxes.

 A memorable photo opportunity, featuring a number of background options from the Harry Potter films, where guests can purchase a keepsake of their Christmas in the Wizarding World experience.

 Throughout the attraction, animated windows will bring the iconic shops from the films to life, delighting visitors and fans alike.

 A wide selection of authentic Harry Potter merchandise, from house sweaters and robes to fan-favorite confections and plush owls, as well as jewelry and collectibles will be featured in familiar storefronts seen in the films.

“Global Experience Specialists is delighted to be a part of creating a new way for fans to experience the world of Harry Potter, this time in a holiday setting,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer of GES. “This one-of- a-kind experience is sure to be a hit with families and friends who are looking for a magical experience this holiday season.”

GES, producer of blockbuster touring-themed attractions and world-class live events across the globe, will design, produce and operate Christmas in the Wizarding World.

Alison Siggard

Alison is a Gryffinpuff and probably what Hermione Granger would be like in real life, from bossiness to reliance on books to bushy brown hair. She is a teacher, writer, traveler, and a lover of all kinds of stories and storytelling. She is MuggleNet's staff coordinator and a host on Alohomora!