This new festive, illustrated book promises to be a Yuletide delight for Harry Potter fans. Get ready for "Christmas at Hogwarts", with artwork from Ziyi Gao, coming later this year from Scholastic and Bloomsbury alongside other translations.

Yes, it may still be February, but secretly, we're all thinking about the twinkly magic of Christmas already... and thankfully, this new upcoming book validates our feelings.

With text from one of the most beloved moments in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling original novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone across the pond!) this new illustrated book promises to be the perfect festive treat.

Christmas at Hogwarts is coming 15th October from Scholastic in the US and Bloomsbury in the UK. And here's your first look both inside and out!


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With exquisite full-colour illustrations courtesy of artist Ziyi Gao, Christmas at Hogwarts is crammed with cheerful, seasonal drawings focusing on Harry Potter's first time staying at Hogwarts for the Christmas holidays.


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Beijing-born illustrator Gao spoke of the "immersive visual experience" this book will take you on.

"Though the owl delivering my acceptance letter to Hogwarts missed me, I consider myself immensely fortunate to have become one of the illustrators for this beloved series of books, contributing to the construction of its world with my own vision," she said.


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"In this book, I have woven together elements from the enchanting wizarding world and traditional Christmas festivities. I wish to bring an immersive visual experience for every child and adult longing to spend a happy Christmas alongside Harry and his friends at Hogwarts."


Alright, the Christmas tree is going back up. We can't wait!

Christmas at Hogwarts will be published in hardback simultaneously on 15th October 2024 in 31 languages globally, with Bloomsbury UK publishing in the UK.

If you're US-based, visit the Scholastic website to pre-order.
If you're UK-based, visit the Bloomsbury website to pre-order.