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Christmas Has Arrived in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Posted by Megs

Celebrate the Holidays with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mysteries‘ “Twelve Days of Christmas at Hogwarts” filled with festivities, side-quests, and prizes!

It’s the holiday season and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is inviting players to experience Christmas in the Wizarding World like never before! While it’s snowy outside, all of Hogwarts Castle including the Great Hall and House Common Rooms, as well as Hogsmeade, will be decorated for a cozy and festive atmosphere. All students at Hogwarts are also invited to a delicious End-of-Term Feast in the Great Hall before everyone goes home for the holidays.
 
From December 3 through December 14, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is launching Twelve Days of Christmas at Hogwarts featuring holiday-themed side-quests and events for players to win prizes and outfits! A surprise giveaway featuring holiday-themed attire and in-game currencies will be gifted to fans every day via the game’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Fans will also be able to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win official Harry Potter merchandise. The Twelve Days of Christmas at Hogwarts campaign is open to all fans who follow the game’s social channels, while the side-quests are available to players who have completed Year 1 Chapter 7 and beyond.
 
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is calling all Harry Potter fans to share their holiday adventure with #HPHMChristmas. For more information on the giveaways and how to participate, please visit the rules page. 

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Portkey Games
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Announces Holiday Game Events
Posted by Megs

The mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, has announced their in-game events for December! New in-game festivities for this month include:

Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event Part 1: December 3-10
Relive the winter wonderland of the Hogwarts Yule Ball, including memories of couples like Hermione and Viktor, as well as Hagrid and Madame Maxime.

December Community Day: December 14
Lend Hagrid a hand with caring for his magical creatures by helping return Foundables from the Hagrid’s Hut Registry Page. Special Portkeys will whisk you away to Hagrid’s Hut to unlock some of the rarest magical creatures. 

Christmas Calamity Brilliant Event Part 2 (stay tuned for dates)
Reflect on Yule Ball memories from Ron and his friends, including memories of Parvati and Harry, as well as Fred and Angelina.

12 Tasks of Christmas Event (stay tuned for dates)
– Join in the holiday revelry by completing 12 Tasks of Christmas and exchanging special holiday Gifts with friends via the new Gifting feature. 
– Players will be able to collect special Gift boxes from Inns, Greenhouses and Fortresses containing Spell Energy, Potion Ingredients, Runestones and more to gift to their friends. Read more about the feature here.

Check out WB Games and Niantic’s new blog post for more details here.

Filed Under: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Portkey Games
Add Some Magic to Your Holiday Season with Harry Potter Christmas Sweaters
Posted by Megs

The holidays are fast approaching and Merchoid has released its Officially licensed Harry Potter Christmas sweaters to get you into the festive spirit for 2019! The range includes House designs, replicas of the Weasley Sweaters and more!

Note: The sweaters and other products are on sale for Black Friday, scoop them up at great prices now!

Direct from Diagon Alley comes this year’s Hogwarts offerings! Naturally, each house has been represented to the highest standard. Along with the highly sought after house garments, you can now show your school spirit with the exclusively designed Hogwarts For The Holidays jumper, expressing the desire of many Wizards, Witches and Muggles who wish to eat their Christmas dinner in The Great Hall.

But that’s not all. The Merchoid House Elves have been busy, under the watchful eye of Mrs Weasley, to ensure that everyone can experience a little bit of Weasley Warmth this festive season with the iconic ‘H’ and ‘R’ jumpers. Now you can feel like one of the Weasley family.

The full range of Harry Potter Christmas Jumpers – as well as many other fandom-themed sweaters – are available to order on Merchoid’s website. And don’t forget to check out the rest of their Harry Potter collection!

Merchoid was kind enough to send us a couple of sweaters to test out and we are happy to tell you they’re great quality! Sometimes with these types of products, they fall victim to looks over quality but in this case, they look and feel great. I’m sure after a wash or two they will get even softer, always a plus.

The Harry Potter: I’d Rather Stay at Hogwarts Christmas Sweater is perfect for the fan who has a love of all the houses. You get a beautiful outline of Hogwarts castle along with all the house animals in a festive pattern.

This is a house of Ravenclaws, so when it came to choosing our house sweater the choice was easy – The Ravenclaw Knitted Christmas Sweater! It will be a fight for who gets to wear this gray and blue sweater, luckily we can share.

NOTE: If you are outside the UK shipping will be a bit slow, they estimate 10-15 days so be sure to order quickly if you want optimal wearing time for this year!

View more detail shots of the sweaters over on our Facebook!


Filed Under: Products, Review
Patronus Funko Pop! Available for Harry Potter Fan Club Members Next Week
Posted by Megs

Funko and Wizarding World Digital have announced the release of a special Stag Patronus Funko Pop! next week. This figure is the first in a collection of Patronus Funkos and goes on sale at the Wizarding World online shop and Platform 9 ¾ for £15.00 /$14.95 on Wednesday 4th December, as a special pre-release exclusive.

The figure comes with a pre-release exclusive sticker that is printed with an Enchanted Key. When scanned with your Wizarding World app you’ll see a special surprise*.  Fans who are Wizarding World Gold members will also get 20% off the limited edition Patronus Funko Pop!

* head to the Magical Unlocks section of the Wizarding World app, aim your device at the Enchanted Key and the content will be unlocked as if by magic for you to enjoy

The stag Patronus Funko Pop! will soon be available for the first time to Official Harry Potter Fan Club members, exclusively at Wizarding World’s online shop and Platform 9 ¾ from 11:00 ET / 08:00 PDT / 16:00 GMT on 4 December. 
 
Harry’s stag Patronus is a hugely significant figure in the stories, as it mirrors his father’s Patronus and Animagus form, Prongs. The Patronus is first introduced to us in an emotional scene from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 
 
To celebrate the introduction of the stag Patronus Funko Pop!, this special pre-release version of the figure will be available in limited supply and comes packaged in a box that includes both a pre-release exclusive sticker and is printed with an Enchanted Key – scan with the Wizarding World app for an extra treat.
 
This is the first in a collection of Patronus Funko Pop! figures, with more coming soon.
 
Fans must be signed up for a Wizarding Passport in order to purchase the stag Patronus Funko Pop!. Wizarding World Gold subscribers can save 20% off this item, as well as other items in the Wizarding World online shop*
Terms and Conditions apply.
 
Available to buy from the 4th December from www.wizardingworld.com/store

*20% saving applies to purchases made by Wizarding World Gold subscribers from Wizarding World’s online shop, while stocks last.  Excludes purchases of Wizarding World Gold Gift Box. All merchandise is subject to availability and stock may be very limited. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Offer is subject to change and may be discontinued at any time without notice. Wizarding World Gold subscription required. Subscription is available in the United Kingdom and United States only. Terms & conditions apply.

Filed Under: Official Harry Potter Fan Club, Products, Wizarding World Gold
Give the Gift of Wizarding World Gold this Holiday Season
Posted by Megs

Have a Potter fan who’s hard to shop for? Why not give them a Wizarding World Gold subscription, now available as a gift-boxed version featuring a set of exclusive notelets.

The holidays are coming, and now you can gift Wizarding World Gold, the perfect present for every Harry Potter fan! Delve deeper into the magical universe with this spellbinding subscription, presented in a beautiful gift-box. It comes complete with a set of four exclusive notelets with special Wizarding World designs, and a unique code which unlocks a 12-month subscription when redeemed on www.wizardingworld.com.

Full information about the subscription, also available for purchase as a gift can be read below:

This annual subscription can be enjoyed all year round and will provide early access, exclusive benefits and enhanced experiences, including:
 
A magical welcome gift: an interactive Keys and Curios journal, will arrive personalised with your name, Hogwarts house and more, plus it includes a postcard print of J.K. Rowling’s original Hogwarts sketch and an exclusive Enchanted Key emblem pin badge.

Exclusive content: learn about the creative talent and craftspeople who bring you closer to the magic in the first instalment of our new Wizarding World Originals video series The Workshop and discover our pick of behind-the-scenes content in From The Archive. There’s a whole host of curious content waiting to be explored, made just for you, as well as quizzes and puzzles, coming soon. 

All 7 Harry Potter eBooks: take the magic of J.K. Rowling wherever you go with all seven eBooks of the original Harry Potter stories.

Collectible pin badges: you’ll receive the first pin badge in your welcome gift. Plus, claim collectible pin badges from selected Wizarding World UK and US locations. 

Special events: get access to tickets to Gold subscriber events throughout the year.

Gold discounts: enjoy discounts from the new Wizarding World online shop, the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station, London, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Vacation Package at Universal Orlando Resort,  Warner Bros. Studio Tour stores in both London & Hollywood as well as the MinaLima shop in London.

Priority booking: look forward to priority access to tickets to the most popular Wizarding World events and locations including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child shows in London, New York and San Francisco as well as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

Early access: unlock early access to limited edition Wizarding World Gold merchandise ranges and curious collectibles – before they go on general release.

Plus, plenty of perks: including chances to win once in-a-lifetime experiences and much, much more!

A 12-month Wizarding World Gold subscription costs $74.99 in the US and is available as a gift-boxed version in over 500 Barnes & Noble nationwide stores.

Filed Under: Wizarding World Gold
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Announces 2020 Features
Posted by Megs

We’re almost at the end of the year and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has announced their features for 2020! Some fan favorites like Dark Arts and Hogwarts in the Snow will return and new features, like A Celebration of Slytherin will be introduced!

Introducing the Art Department (14th February-24th February)

Original filmmakers demonstrate how they brought the wizarding world to life and visitors will have the opportunity to take a closer look at original props from the film series such as wands, copies of The Daily Prophet and Hogwarts acceptance letters.

A Celebration of Slytherin (3rd April – 6th September) 

Dark and sinister forces take centre stage for a brand new feature this year, shining a spotlight on the most cunning and ambitious of all Hogwarts’ houses – Slytherin. All Harry Potter fans are invited to discover the secrets behind iconic Slytherin costumes and props used in the films throughout the tour and for the first time, the Great Hall will be dressed to celebrate a Slytherin victory of the House cup. A grand feast and original hanging banners are just some of the features visitors can expect to see…

Dark Arts (25th September – 8th November) 

To mark the return of Halloween, Dark Arts will return to Studio Tour where visitors can feast their eyes on a 100 floating pumpkins and a seasonally-themed feast in the Great Hall. Other additions include live duels to demonstrate how battle scenes were directed, a spookier version of Diagon Alley and mysterious followers of ‘He who must not be named’ roaming around.

Hogwarts in the Snow (14th November – 17th January 2021) 

The magical Hogwarts in the Snow returns next year, when fans will be see iconic sets from the film series transformed for the festive season. The Great Hall will receive a sparkling Yule Ball makeover, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed with presents and decorations as well as the Hogwarts castle model covered in a sheet of filmmaking snow.

Tickets for the Studio Tour must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900. All extra activities are included in the ticket price.


Filed Under: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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