Universal Studios Japan celebrates opening of first-ever Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Universal Studios Japan unveiled the first-ever Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter special event with an interactive “magical Christmas tree” located at the heart of Hogsmeade and extravagant decorations and theming throughout the area.

Actress and Harry Potter fan Suzu Hirose was on hand to help kick off the festivities on Thursday, Nov. 17 as Hogsmeade was transformed for the holidays. Along with a group of lucky Potter fans, Hirose cast a “Lumos Maxima” spell to light up the tree in an incredible way. All the nearby shops at Hogsmeade Village subsequently lit up with their special red, green, and gold holiday decorations one by one as snow fell.

“The Hogsmeade Christmas Tree is beautiful and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I really soaked up the atmosphere of the Harry Potter world here. The wizarding world has shown a different face like never before.” Suzu said.

Special magic that guests can experience:

  • Hogsmeade Christmas Tree
    Prepare to welcome the holiday season at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter surrounded by festive decorations and casting spells on the magical Hogsmeade Christmas Tree in the village. With the flick of a wand and cast of a spell, fans will delight in illuminating the warm glow of candlelight, or revel in moving the ornaments as they dance with holiday cheer. The winter landscape of Hogsmeade, awaits you for a limited time only in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. * A “Magical Wand” is required for this experience.
  • Special warm foods that guests can savor only this winter 
    As a winter-only delight, ever-popular hot Butterbeer ™ will be served at Three Broomsticks™. Butterbeer, a non-alcoholic beverage the whole family can enjoy, appears in the Harry Potter movies. Showing off their Butterbeer mustaches is very popular among guests.
    Three Broomsticks is also serving a scrumptious Christmas Feast, which includes roast chicken, chipolata sausages, roasted potatoes, garden salad, and steamed vegetables, that can be shared with family and friends. Guests can enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with special warm foods they can savor only this winter.

Universal Studios Japan will celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter between now and January 9, 2017.

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