The Harry Potter studio tour's Hogwarts in the snow is back

Laura Capon
·2-min read

From Cosmopolitan

We've all come to an age where we can finally accept that our Hogwarts letter is no longer lost in the post. Being a muggle sucks.

But that doesn't mean we're destined to live a Dudley Dursley life, oh no. Thanks to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London, we can finally visit Hogwarts IRL.

And what's more? This year, their winter makeover promises to involve "more snow" than ever before, and for the very first time, Diagon Alley will get a wintery makeover. That's one way to get in the festive spirit!

Speaking of the Christmassy makeover, the studio tour said: "The cobbled stones and magical shop fronts of Diagon Alley will be given a festive makeover, draped in layers of filmmaking snow.

"During filming, many different types of 'snow' were used, each selected for its ability to crunch under foot, float like falling flakes or glisten in the light like ice, but never melt.

"The same techniques will be used by filmmakers to cover the magical shopping street this year."

So not only will you get a look at a wintery twist on Harry Potter, but also an insight into how snow works in the film world.

Everywhere from The Gryffindor Common Room to the Boys' Dormitory, as well as the model size Hogwarts school, will be garnished with snow and decorated with original props from festive scenes.

Meanwhile, the Great Hall will be decked out with wreaths, garlands and trees and the dining tables will be adorned with the welcome feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Sound up your street? The Hogwarts in the Snow experience runs from 14 November until 17 January. Tickets are priced at £47 for an adult, and must be booked in advance. You can find out more and book tickets here.

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