The holiday season may be the best time of year to visit the Harry Potter universe. After all, what fan of the book series would turn down the chance to curl up with a warm glass of butterbeer, walk the Hogwarts grounds in the snow, or try on one of Mrs. Weasley’s homemade sweaters? One of the most magical holiday moments from the series is the Yule Ball, and now Barnes & Noble is planning to recreate that experience in the muggle world.
As Bustle reports, the Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will take place on the night of Friday, December 9 at Barnes & Nobles across the U.S. The bookstore chain promises an evening full of crafts, music, games, and “spellbinding surprises.”
At each location, guests will find a Harry Potter craft table where they can create ornaments and owl fans to take home. As the night goes on, there will be trivia, a word search, a coloring station, and wizard charades. Select Barnes & Nobles stores will offer special additional activities, including fortune telling, strolling carolers, and Harry Potter character look-alike showcases. Anyone who plans to show up can contact their nearest Barnes & Noble location to see what events they have planned.
If you missed out on the many magical Harry Potter events that took place around Halloween, this may be your last chance to celebrate the wonderful wizarding world before the year ends. The parties kick off on December 9 at 7 p.m. local time. Barnes & Noble is encouraging guests to dress up, so you should start assembling your version of Ron Weasley’s dress robes now.