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Christmas Plans Announced For The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

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Technically, summer is still a couple weeks away. At Universal Studios, however, they're already sipping eggnog and putting that Vince Guaraldi LP on the record player, as the theme park has announced Christmas festivities that will descend on the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter.

Bestowed with the very creative title of "Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," the celebration will see the area decked out in festive holiday decor. We'd reported last month that a trippy light show will be coming to Hogwarts Castle; for the Christmas season, those lights will be transformed "into a breathtaking light projection show that captures the spirt of the yuletide season," according to a release. Furthermore, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be splashed with "dimensional animations" that dance to musical arrangement from the movies.

And, according to the OC Register, Hogsmeade village will be dressed with snow-capped roofs, and The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub will serve up holiday-themed food and drinks (Butterbeer will remain). As shown in the announcement video above, the menu may include turkey, beef wellington and what looks like a Baked Alaska that's been tossed around in a dryer.

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As noted at Popsugar, the news may come as a sigh of relief for some Potter fans, as Universal had announced Christmas plans for Orlando's Wizarding World a few months back. There was no word about the Hollywood location, which likely left some fans feeling miffed.

Again, winter is still a ways off. So details (like the exact date the festivities will begin) are still scant at the moment.

[Update: 6/7/17]

As one commenter has noted, that "Baked Alaska" (it was a joke!) may be an Eton Mess cake.