Visiting Hogwarts at Christmas

If you haven’t already been to Warner Brother’s Harry Potter studio tour then I highly recommend you visit. For fans it is like stepping into the world of Harry Potter and for non-fans, the tour is a fascinating insight into film making.

I visited November 2015 when the studio decked the halls with all the Christmas themed which I personally loved as the Christmas scenes in each movie are some of my favourites. Here are 5 of my favourite Christmas themed pictures from the tour…

The entrance hall with Hogwarts crest and festive wreath making for a grand start to the tour.

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I always loved seeing scenes when the Great Hall was decorated for festive times (it was quite devastating seeing it destroyed in the later films). Here we have a huge Christmas pudding ready to be tucked into alongside some of the Gryffindor costumes.

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A Hogwarts Christmas tree with flying witch on broomstick near the top. It was difficult to capture her mid flight but a lot of what I had thought was CGI in the film was actually mechanically built. Things like this flying witch, the self cleaning Weasley house and the huge bank door unlocking.

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The Gryffindor common room with Harry, Hermione and Ron’s ‘loungewear’ shall we call it? A very warm and inviting room just as I had hoped it would be.

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And finally Hogwarts itself, snow dusted in all its glory.

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Now all we need is a live sized version that we can all go and live in…is that really too much to ask for?

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