Expecto Patronum! Magic Is Back With the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival Weekend in October

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
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After reading this every Potterhead would want to scoot off to Philadelphia! Why? Chestnut Hill, which has an uncanny resemblance with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, will turn magical and the by-lanes of Philly will again transform into Hogsmeade this October when the Chestnut Hill Business Association and Chestnut Hill College host the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Weekend just like last year!

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: chestnuthilllocal

 

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: wiredjersey

Dumbledore will kick start the festival with Quidditch players, costumed characters, music and fun.  The celebrations will begin with the screening of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone and the (adult only) Harry Potter Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt will be held in the evening.

On the Friday night, young  wannabe wizards can take a Defense Against the Dark Arts class!

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: youtube

 

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: newsworks

 

The kids who want to bunk, can sneak into the Leaky Cauldron and have a butterbeer or two!

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: germantown

 

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: uwishunu

 

Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Chestnut Hill College, PhiladelphiaSource: philly

 

As you enter the Sorting Hat Sorts you into one of the four Houses. Later, you can watch the train arrive from Station 9 & 1/2, check out Quidditch games, explore the maze of the Triwizard Tourney, play Wizard's Chess, Hunt for the Horcruxes, and enjoy readings, potions, films, spells and more!

Watch some scenes from previous years here:

It’s a call out to Potterheads, to mount on their brooms and fly off to Philadelphia and for those going the Muggle way. The tickets sale begins on 28th September so hurry!

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