First Look at Christmas at Hogwarts

Christmas at Hogwarts – a heartwarming and joyfully illustrated gift book sure to delight readers of all ages, celebrating Harry Potter’s first Christmas in the wizarding world is to be published globally on 15th October 2024.

Scholastic US edition of Christmas at Hogwarts


With text drawn directly from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and luminous artwork by Ziyi Gao, this favourite moment, showing Harry’s first Christmas amongst friends, is certain to be treasured by the whole family.

‘Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow.’

So begins Chapter 12 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the story of Harry’s magical Christmas holiday at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From the wonder of the Great Hall decked with sparkling, decorated fir trees to cosy evenings by the fire in the Gryffindor common room and the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning, it’s a celebration filled with warmth, friendship, treats and magical surprises that Harry will never forget.