Deck the Great Hall with boughs of holly a home in the Sydney suburbs has transformed into a spellbinding exhibit of wizarding whimsy, bringing the magic of Hogwarts to life with more Christmas lights and iconic Harry Potter themed decorations and details than even a first year’s Lumos charm could conjure! Seriously, is this the best Harry Potter Themed Christmas House you’ve ever seen?
The festive season is a time of many cherished traditions, but nothing brings families and communities together across Australia quite like the annual tradition of heading out to explore the Christmas lights trail and admiring all the houses covered in lights and decorations.
If you happen to be in the Sydney area for the holiday season the Harry Potter Christmas Lights house is free for fans and families to enjoy and a must-see for fans of the franchise as many people are travelling from all over Australia to experience it.
Visitors will delight in much-loved elements and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter series coming to life, with everything from floating candles, Patronus Animals, glowing Golden Snitches, Christmas trees adorned in Hogwarts house colours, Thestrals pulling a carriage on the roof, and five Dobby’s hidden amongst the decorations for fans to find! There is even a huge Whomping Willow tree in the yard, so just be sure to park the car on the street, not in the tree like Ron!
Sasha Mackie, Senior Director of Marketing at Warner Bros. Discovery Australia, “Harry Potter is getting ready to cast a spell on Australia this holiday season and next year. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or looking for a new Christmas tradition, our magical Harry Potter Christmas Lights house is a must-visit destination and something everyone can enjoy.”
The arrival of the Harry Potter Christmas Lights house is the latest drop of magic to make its way to Australian shores, following the four-year spell of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre, national retail programs like the Magical Builders collectables at Coles and experiences like Fantastic Beasts: The Wonders of Nature exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.
And there are more magical events to come in 2024 including the Australian premiere of Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience coming to Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula on April 6. Developed by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment in partnership with Fever and IMG, this magical outdoor trail experience is inspired by the iconic Forbidden Forest and features creatures from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series.
Mesmerising lights will set The Briars of Mount Martha aglow as fans of all ages discover some of their favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest along the way, encountering mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifﬂers, with a chance to practice casting their very own spells.
Visitors will also find a themed village at the end of the trail where they can enjoy delicious food and drink, as well as a gift shop with merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies. Ticket prices will start at $56 for adults and $41 for children. To find out more about the experience and sign up for the ticket waitlist, visit hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/melbourne.