For Harry Potter fans, it's Christmas in July. A holiday extravaganza called Christmas in the Wizarding World is coming our way — possibly to a shopping center near us. Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Global Experience Specialists, the people behind the traveling Harry Potter: The Exhibition, have teamed up to create the interactive experience.
"This holiday season, we are excited to introduce new Christmas-themed experiences that further extend J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World into the lifestyle of our fans and consumers," Peter van Roden, senior vice president of global-themed entertainment at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, said in a statement.
The themed retail experience will be "reminiscent of the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village."
There will be an Ollivanders wand shop and animated windows that bring the wizarding world to life. You'll also get the chance to take holiday-card photos on a variety of background options from the Harry Potter movies. And, it wouldn't be a shopping experience without the merch: You'll be able to buy all sorts of Harry Potter gifts, like house sweaters, robes, jewelry, and, yep, plush owls.
But, but...is there going to be one near me? you might very well be asking. We asked, too, but the response we received leaves a little bit to the imagination — which is the intent.
"We have not yet revealed the exact locations — for now, that's a magical secret! We'll be sure you receive the information once it's available," a spokesperson for GES told Refinery29.
For now, get excited to enjoy the mall during the holiday season again. It might seem hectic when you're making your way through the crowds, trying to find presents for everyone on your list — but in the middle of July, we're actually getting nostalgic for that December hustle and bustle.