Called “Deck The Great Hall,” this interactive, online experience features two components, which both take place in a virtual version of the Hogwarts Great Hall that is decorated for Christmas. First, fans can write a holiday message on one of the floating candles in the hall. Once your candle is live, you can share it with friends and family! You can also browse other fans’ holiday candle messages within the virtual hall. As more fans send messages, the room will glow more brightly with all of the candles.
After sending out a holiday candle message, fans can head over to the massive Christmas tree at the front of the hall and use the Locomotor charm to decorate it with their house colors.
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Today, singer — and, apparently, massive Potterhead-slash-proud Gryffindor — Liam Payne kicked off the festive experience by sending up the first three floating candles, which contained special Christmas messages to his son Bear, TikTok star Abby Roberts, and his fans. Liam is currently challenging fans to solve Harry Potter-themed clues to figure out which number candle features his message to them.
According to the Wizarding World team, additional celebrity messages might pop up in the Great Hall throughout the month!
This full experience is free to access by visiting greathall.wizardingworld.com. It will be live from now until Dec. 31.