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December 06, 2016

Barnes & Noble to host free Harry Potter Yule Ball

Time to put on those dress robes

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Harry Potter Yule Ball "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"/Warner Bros.

Who wants to go to the Yule Ball?

There are two things all Harry Potter fans wish they had received: a letter to Hogwarts and an invite to the Yule Ball. The magical school dance in "Goblet of Fire" was envy-inducing. Many would have gladly donned Ron's frilly dress robes if it meant they got to attend.

Well, this year Barnes & Noble is out to bring the Yule Ball experience to the masses -- for free. Bookstores nationwide will host Harry Potter Magical Holiday Balls on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

All attendees are encouraged to dress as favorite characters from the Harry Potter-universe.

Here's what to expect at the event:

•Magical Holiday Crafts – Create themed ornaments and owl fans

•Harry Potter Activity and Coloring Station – Play Wizard Charades, Who Said That and Hogwarts Word Search

•Photo Opportunities – Pose in front of Magical Holiday Ball backdrops

•Music, dancing, treats and giveaways

Some stores are offering additional activities. Check with your local Barnes & Noble.

Magical Holiday Ball

Friday, Dec. 9
7 p.m. | Free
Barnes & Noble stores nationwide