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Diagon Alley In The Snow Has Arrived At Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Diagon Alley In The Snow Has Arrived At Harry Potter Studio Tour

For many of us, Christmas is a time to savour one of our favourite ever franchises - Harry Potter.

But while the eight film series is perfectly magical in its own right, there's nothing quite like seeing some of Harry Potter's best-loved locations in the winter snow.

Diagon Alley has had a magical makeover (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)
Diagon Alley has had a magical makeover (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)

And now, true fans of the wizarding world are being invited to get into the spirit of things as the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening its doors for its annual Hogwarts in the Snow feature.

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In exciting news, visitors will be able to explore another of their favourite sets in the snow as Diagon Alley undergoes a wintery transformation for the very first time.

New for 2020, the cobbled stones and magical shops in front of Diagon Alley will be given a festive makeover, draped in layers of filmmaking snow.

It's the first ever time Diagon Alley as been covered in snow (Credit: Warner Bros Studio Tour)
It's the first ever time Diagon Alley as been covered in snow (Credit: Warner Bros Studio Tour)

What makes filmmaking snow so different to the regular old white stuff, we hear you ask?

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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.

But as well as this exciting new feature, us regular muggles can also stare in awe at the Hogwarts castle model and its magical transformation under a thick layer of snow, as they get to explore what the magical school is meant to look like at Christmas.

Other parts of Hogwarts have been kitted out for winter (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)
Other parts of Hogwarts have been kitted out for winter (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)

The tour will include the Great Hall decked out for the big day, seeing visitors welcomed with wreaths, garlands and trees topped with witches on miniature broomsticks. The long dining tables will be dressed as they were for the seasonal feast in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, complete with SFX flaming Christmas puddings and prop versions of the mouth-watering roast turkeys and hams studded with cherries.

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Other parts of the iconic set will have receive a festive makeover. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys' Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were created by the cast members during production - see if you can spot any cards made by your favourites.

You can have a seat at a Hogwarts feast (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)
You can have a seat at a Hogwarts feast (Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour)

For your chance to see Hogwarts in the Snow, tickets are only available to be booked in advance, with the special feature running until Sunday 17th January 2021 - which you can get here.

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The actor, who played Draco Malfoy in the eight films, became emotional while watching The Philosopher's Stone for the film's 20th anniversary.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Topics: Harry Potter, Christmas, Entertainment News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment

Kimberley Bond
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