Published Nov 17, 2017 at 4:42 AM | Updated at 8:57 AM PST on Nov 23, 2018
Editor's Note: This gallery was originally published in 2017. It has been updated for 2018.
As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, that can only mean that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. A magical holiday tradition has arrived in Southern California that wizards and muggles alike can enjoy.
Universal Studios Hollywood transformed the Hogwarts castle into a winter wonderland in anticipation of "Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter." Running through Jan. 6, 2018, the magical land is just a little bit merrier as the roofs of Hogsmeade are lined with snow, the Butterbeer is hot and the memorabilia is jollier.
It may not be the Yule Ball you always dreamed of attending, but the yuletide decor and seasonal additions will make any Harry Potter fan happier than getting a pleasantly delicious flavor of the diverse Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Jelly Bean.