Discover something extra special behind the Great Hall doors this Christmas
Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th December
Each evening, guests attending ‘Dinner in the Great Hall’ will be greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés before stepping through the doors of the wizarding school into the Great Hall, which will be completely transformed for Christmas. Decorated using the original props from the magical film series, the Great Hall will be lined with trees adorned with golden baubles shaped like moons and partridges, while a replica feast complete with flaming Christmas puddings will dress the long tables.
After walking the red carpet, you will then take your seats on the actual set that was used during filming to find your chosen wand waiting on the table, all before enjoying the first two courses of a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings (special dietary requirement options also available*).
After dinner, you will be able to explore the Studio Tour in its entirety, admiring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen from The Burrow, both of which will be dressed as they were for winter scenes in the film series. A selection of festive dessert bowls will then be served on Platform 9 ¾ right next to the original Hogwarts Express locomotive.
A refreshing glass of Butterbeer will be provided in the backlot café and you will then have the opportunity to walk up the wizarding shopping street of Diagon Alley, before taking in the breath-taking Hogwarts castle model (covered in a layer of filmmaking snow especially for the festive season). The snow is hand-sprinkled onto the majestic model and is made from a combination of paper and salt – chosen because it clumps like real snowflakes and catches the light like ice.
The evening will conclude with music and dancing, with a bar provided for those who wish to purchase additional drinks.
Guests will be seated at tables of 10 or 12 and tickets are priced at £240pp, available to purchase here online or by calling our Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900 from 10am on Thursday 6th October.
- Wand of choice as a place setting at the table*
- Canapés on arrival
- Three course meal
- Three drinks per ticket
- Studio Tour ticket
- Complimentary return shuttle bus from Watford Junction
*Wands are limited to; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore & Voldemort. Guests who do not select a wand will be given any of the mentioned characters.
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT
5:40pm Shuttle bus departs Watford Junction train station
6:00pm Arrive into the Studio Tour’s lobby for welcome drinks and canapés
6:30pm Enjoy the holding room and cinema experience
6:50pm Enter the original Great Hall set
7:15pm Take your seat with other excited Harry Potter fans as you enjoy a two-course Christmas dinner on the set that hosted Hogwarts’ famous feasts
8:45pm Explore the remainder of the Studio Tour and enjoy a selection of desserts on Platform 9 ¾ as well as a cup of Butterbeer in the backlot café
10:15pm Conclude the evening with music and dancing
Midnight Depart (shuttle buses will return to Watford Junction train station)
Do you have a vegetarian option?
Does the package include any special extras?
Guests will each receive (1) wand of choice & (1) Butterbeer taster. Wands are limited to; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore & Voldemort. Please state your preferred wand via [email protected]. Those who do not select a wand will be given any of the above characters.
How can I book tickets?
Due to overwhelming demand, we will be using a ballot system to allocate tickets for these events to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity to attend. Details can be found further up this page in the ‘Tickets’ section.
How do I inform you of my dietary requirements?
Upon booking, you will be asked by our Visitor Services Team if you have any dietary requirements. You can contact [email protected] if you need to make any changes prior to the event.
How do I select my preferred wand?
Please email [email protected] to state your preferred wand. You may choose from the following; Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Dumbledore & Voldemort.
How early can I arrive at the Studio Tour?
We suggest arriving for 7pm to register at the event, make use of the toilet facilities and take a look at the Studio Shop. You can also use this time to check in any belongings to the cloakroom via the information desk.
How many tickets can I buy?
Tickets are only available in pairs and couples will be seated at individual tables of two. Carer tickets are also available if required.
How will we be seated?
Guests will be seated at individual tables of two in the Great Hall.
Can I bring my carer?
Carers are welcome to take part in this experience. Carer tickets must be booked via Visitor Services and cost £125 per carer. The carer ticket is inclusive of the whole experience and carers will be seated next to the guest that they are accompanying.
I am under 18, but would like to attend this event.
Unfortunately, this event is only available to guests over the age of 18 as we will be serving alcohol. Guests will be asked to produce valid ID in the form of either a passport or driving license to prove age. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the event without a valid ID.
I cannot attend this event. Will you be holding any others?
The 11th and 12th February are the only dates scheduled for 2017. Please check our website for further dates and events in the future.
Is there a dress code for this event?
Smart wear, casual and evening wear are all encouraged for this event, however we are also looking forward to seeing some of your Hogwarts attire!
I've already purchased a standard admission ticket. Can I upgrade to this package?
Yes, we will allow visitors with a general admission ticket to upgrade to an event. If contacted by Visitor Services to allocate you a ticket for this event, please state you hold a general admission ticket that you wish to upgrade.
Must guests meet an age requirement in order to attend?
As we are providing alcohol, guests must be 18+ and produce a valid ID (Passport or valid driver’s license) to attend. This will be flagged during the booking process and again in booking confirmation & pre-visit emails. Warner Bros. reserve the right to refuse entry of those underage.
What are the menu options?
What happens if I am late arriving to the Studio Tour?
If you are late arriving to the Studio Tour, please see a member of staff on arrival and you will be taken through to join guests in the tour.
What is available on arrival?
On arrival at the Studio Tour, our lobby has a free cash machine, information desk with free cloakroom, Starbucks, Studio Café, Studio Shop and toilets.
What is the refund policy?
This event is subject to a no refund policy.
What will I need to bring with me?
Please bring your booking confirmation as this will act as your ticket to the event. You will need to produce a valid photo ID to prove that you are over 18. You may also wish to bring cash, or a credit/debit card, to make a purchase from the Studio Shop or the bar once in the lobby for music and dancing.
Where can I leave my belongings?
You can leave your belongings (coats, handbags, umbrellas and luggage) in our cloakroom offered free of charge.
Will all areas of the tour be open?
Yes, you will have exclusive access to the Studio Tour between 8.15pm and midnight. Please see the itinerary above.
Will I be able to return to the Great Hall after dinner?
Normal tour operation will be in place, general standards apply whereby the tour is a one-way system.
Will I receive a ticket in the post?
For this event, your booking confirmation will act as your ticket and no tickets will be posted.
Will the green screen photo opportunities be available?
All of our green screen photo opportunities will be in normal operation. Photos may be purchased at extra cost.
Will the shuttle bus be running?
Yes, we will operate a complimentary shuttle service for guests to the Studio tour from 6:40pm. We will run additional shuttle buses back to Watford Junction at midnight, with services ceasing at 12:30pm. Guests are responsible for all travel arrangements; please check train times before travelling.
Will the Studio Shop remain open?
Yes, the Studio shop will remain open until the last guest moves into the Lobby. You will be able to enter the shop on arrival ahead of entering the tour sequence, and a final opportunity when arriving into the lobby at 11:45pm. You may leave your purchases in our free to use cloakroom.