Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Christmas in ‘Chamber of Secrets’: or, why is the crowing of the rooster fatal to the Basilisk? PART 1

Dec 23, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, News

How are you faring this holiday season, Potterheads? If you’re in need of some Harry Potter analysis to distract you from stress and holiday shopping traffic, we’ve got just the piece for you! Last year, Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) helped us explore festive themes in the Harry Potter series, and this year we’re lucky …read more!

Holiday Magic Transfigures Universal Orlando Resort for Christmas!

Nov 18, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Holidays, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Christmas may be over a month away, but Universal Orlando Resort has already undergone a magical transformation in preparation for the holiday season, and Potter fans will be particularly charmed by the festive experiences that await in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Christmas makeover began Saturday, Nov. 16, and the spell is set …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Robert Pattinson on Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, a New Look at Helena Bonham Carter in The Crown and More!

Oct 27, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Audio, Bonham Carter, Broadbent, Casting, Charity, Davis, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Films - Trailers, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Holidays, Interviews, Lynch, Movies, Oldman, Pattinson, Pattinson Interviews, Posters, Rankin, Rankin Interviews, Redmayne, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thewlis, Trailers

Another magical week in the Wizarding World as we head towards one of the biggest days on the Potter calendar, Halloween! On the heels of its tenth anniversary, Leakycon announced Harry Potter’s Seamus Finnigan, Devon Murray as a special guest next year in Orlando, MinaLima unveiled their new gift wrap collection, we got a closer …read more!

Win a copy of “Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up”

Oct 14, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Holidays, Publishers

Leaky recently reviewed Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up. It’s forthcoming from Insight Editions on October 22, 2019, priced at $39.99, and you can pre-order it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound. If you know your Hogwarts Christmas trivia, you could also win your own copy in our giveaway, sponsored by Insight Editions. Pop-up books are …read more!

Christmas at Hogwarts returns to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Sep 11, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Events, Films, Holidays, News, Props-Sets, Studio Tour, Warner Bros.

It’s still technically summer but the Hogwarts Express departed, as usual, at 11am sharp on September 1, the term is flying by as fast as the house Quidditch players, and it’s already time to start thinking about getting your tickets for Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.  The festive season runs …read more!

Hogwarts After Dark Returns to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Jul 31, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Art, Events, Exclusives, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Holidays, Movies, News, Studio Tour

Enemies of the heir… Beware! The Making of Harry Potter Dark Arts is set to return this Hallowe’en season to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London September 27-November 10. Wizard, Witch or Muggle – embrace the #DarkArts this Hallowe’en and explore the darkness of the Wizarding World at #WBTourLondon. — WB Tour London (@wbtourlondon) July 30, …read more!

New Wizarding World Advent Calendar From Cinereplicas!

Jul 07, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Holidays, News, Products

It’s Christmas in July in the Wizarding World.  Well, not exactly, but the new Harry Potter: Christmas in the Wizarding World Advent Calendar is now available for pre-order from Cinereplicas. It works just like a Muggle advent calendar, with a gift behind each of 24 windows that you open, one per day, in the run-up …read more!

Hallmark Unveils Magical New Harry Potter Collectibles!

May 17, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Holidays, News, Products

Hallmark unveiled a new selection of exclusive Harry Potter collectibles Wednesday, available in Hallmark Gold Stores and online. The collection includes Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, debuting in July, as well as home decor, ceramics, plush, apparel and greeting cards for purchase now! Items such as oversized mugs feature designs and quotes recalling your favorite Harry …read more!

Dates announced for Christmas at the Wizarding World in Universal Studios Orlando

Apr 23, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Holidays, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Christmas starts early at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, with this year’s celebration beginning November 16, 2019 and running through January 5, 2020.  Hogwarts Castle will be festively decorated, as will Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures, a new ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands …read more!

Finding Family and Christmas in a Wizarding Wonderland

Dec 25, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Music, News

There’s something undeniably magical about this time of year. It’s wintry and festive, inviting friends and family to gleefully sing holiday songs, gather for decadent feasts, revel in the enjoyment of hot beverages, observe long-held and deeply cherished traditions–and even start new ones. It’s a wonderful season, and we can’t help feeling there’s no time …read more!

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