Back to Hogwarts, the eagerly anticipated annual celebration, is just around the corner! On 1st September, Harry Potter fans across the globe will come together to mark the enchanting moment when the Hogwarts Express sets off from King’s Cross station. This magical occasion calls for an exhilarating series of events and activities, including a search for the UK’s most enthusiastic Harry Potter fan and an exciting chance to win a marvelous prize bundle. Prepare to be spellbound by the extraordinary Back to Hogwarts festivities, both digital and real-life, promising an experience unlike any other!
Since its inception as an organic fan celebration, Back to Hogwarts has become one of the most anticipated days in any Harry Potter enthusiast’s calendar. Embrace the enchantment as wizards, witches, and Muggles of all ages come together, dressed in their finest cosplay, to board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 ¾ at 11:00 am. The start of the Hogwarts school term kicks off with a year of magical adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The celebration is not limited to the physical realm, as fans worldwide unite online to raise their wands for the countdown and share their unwavering love for the captivating stories of the Wizarding World.
This year’s Back to Hogwarts celebration brings an exciting opportunity for one lucky fan aged between five and seventeen years old. Aspiring wizards and witches can participate in a thrilling competition and showcase their enthusiasm for Harry Potter. The chosen fan will lead the iconic countdown at King’s Cross station on 1st September. But that’s not all! The winner, accompanied by a parent or guardian, will receive an unforgettable Harry Potter London Breaks Experience. The package includes visits to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and the critically acclaimed stage production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, along with an incredible merchandise bundle from the Harry Potter Shop.
Beyond King’s Cross station, fans can enjoy a variety of magical experiences from 1st to 3rd September. Immerse yourself in the wizarding world as you sip on Butterbeer, play Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation®5, courtesy of Warner Bros. Games, and indulge in LEGO® Harry Potter giveaways and photo opportunities. Additionally, celebrate the release of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac with Bloomsbury’s giant wand spinner, where you can discover which wand suits you best, with free gifts up for grabs.
Fans worldwide can relive the enchantment of the movies with special screenings of the Harry Potter series at various theatres. From Everyman Kings Cross in the UK to ODEON nationwide, Cinemark in the US, and Village Cinemas across Victoria, Australia, fans can experience the cinematic wonders of the Wizarding World on the big screen.
Stay connected with the global community of Harry Potter fans by following updates on Back to Hogwarts events and activities through Wizarding World Digital and social media platforms. Embrace the magic of Back to Hogwarts and sign up for the Harry Potter Fan Club!
Back to Hogwarts is back, and the magical celebration is set to captivate Harry Potter fans around the world once again. Join the festivities on 1st September as the Hogwarts Express departs from King’s Cross station, embarking on a year of enchanting adventures. Don your finest cosplay, unite with fellow fans, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Harry Potter. Whether you’re at King’s Cross station or tuning in from afar, Back to Hogwarts promises an extraordinary celebration that will leave you bewitched and enthralled. So, mark your calendars and prepare for a magical journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!