If you’ve ever dreamed of having Christmas dinner in Hogwarts’ Great Hall, you’ve had a strangely specific dream that almost came true yesterday, when tickets to that dinner sold out quicker than you can say, “Led Zeppelin reunion concert.” This winter, some lucky Harry Potter fans will feast with wizards in the room of floating chandeliers and maybe dine on some flobberworm stew and booger-flavored candy.
Yesterday, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced that, on December 3, it will be hosting its first ever “Dinner in the Great Hall” — a holiday feast set to take place on the iconic Harry Potter set, which “will be dressed for the occasion with the original props used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, including flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries.”
The price was a hefty $350 but covers a tour of the facilities, a 2-course dinner, desserts, beverages including butter beer, and a character wand for every guest — presumably, so they’ll have something to cling to when a troll wrecks the whole event.
If you’re ruing that no fan needed that dinner more than you and your kid, rue no more. The event is for the young at heart only as guests must be 18 or older. The good news: Warner Bros London offers tours of Harry Potter sets year round, and their other Harry Potter-themed events in the near future are not yet sold out and welcome all ages. That way, you can use your kid as a scapegoat while indulging your inner child and repressed nerd all at once — one of parenthood’s greatest perks.