Here to brighten up your 2020, WB Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter have today announced this year’s Hogwarts in the Snow event will not only take place, but will contain even more snow!
New for 2020, the cobbled stones and magical shop fronts of Diagon Alley will be given a festive makeover, draped in layers of filmmaking snow. During production, 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. Using the same techniques, filmmakers will cover the magical shopping street this year. Though Diagon Alley was not seen in the snow, the same set was used for parts of Hogsmeade during the wintery scenes that see Harry make use of his invisibility cloak to join the school trip without permission.
As you step into the authentic Great Hall set, you’ll be 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.
The Hogwarts in the Snow event will take place from Saturday, November 14th right up until Sunday, January 17th 2021.