It’s a pretty good time to be a Harry Potter fan right now. Fantastic Beasts is in theaters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will likely come to Broadway and Barnes & Noble has announced that they will be hosting “Magical Harry Potter Holiday Balls” across the U.S. on December 9th at 7pm local time.
All stores are said to be participating and the festivities will include crafts, games, dancing, giveaways and more. The are also encouraging attendees to cosplay for the event.
All-in-all, it seems like a fun way for Harry Potter fans to spend and evening. Check out more details in the press release below.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, cordially invites customers of all ages to experience its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball at stores nationwide on Friday, December 9, starting at 7 PM. Barnes & Noble’s Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will feature dancing, music, Harry Potter-themed activities and a special giveaway at stores nationwide. Customers are encouraged to wear their most festive Harry Potter costumes and holiday attire to the special event as they dance the night away and celebrate all things Harry Potter with Barnes & Noble.
Magical Harry Potter-Themed Activities & Giveaways
The Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will be complemented by special activities, with all stores featuring a designated Harry Potter Themed Craft Making Station, where customers can create their own ornaments and owl fans, while supplies last. There will also be fun activities including Wizard Charades, Trivia, a Word Search, and more, plus a coloring station for customers to enjoy, and a special photo-op station where they will be able to forever capture the magic of the Harry Potter-inspired celebration. Select stores nationwide will also feature delicious treats from the Barnes & Noble Café, including free samples of a festive sugar cookie and a caramel apple spice drink, available while supplies last.
Plus, all Barnes & Noble stores will offer a free giveaway of a special Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition poster, available while supplies last (100 per store).
Additional activities that will take place at select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide during the Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball will include face painting, fortune telling, strolling carolers, Harry Potter character lookalike showcases, and more. Customers should contact their local store to find out if any additional activities are going to take place.
Head on over to the B&N Harry Potter events page to check in on what’s happening at your local stores.