Dinner in the Great Hall

Dinner in the Great Hall

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.

Tickets include:

  • Wand of choice as a place setting at the table*
  • Canapés on arrival
  • Three course meal
  • Three drinks per ticket
  • Butterbeer
  • 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.

Terms and Conditions



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)

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