Barnes & Noble is Throwing a Free Harry Potter Yule Ball! Are You Going?

Muggles, squibs and wizards in training: Come one, come all!

Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble is holding a magical holiday ball.

Yes, it’s inspired by the annual Yuletide dance at Hogwarts, and yes, it’s totally free.

And yes, it’s exactly what this Penny Hoarder’s putting in the “hot Friday night plans” slot on her calendar next week, quickly approaching 30th birthday or no.

How to Attend Barnes & Noble’s Free Harry Potter Yule Ball

It’s pretty simple: Just head to your local Barnes & Noble next Friday to partake in a fun night of nerdery starting at 7 p.m., local time. (According to the company’s Facebook announcement, each and every location is participating.)

Guests can look forward to “costumes, holiday attire, music, dancing and special themed crafts.”

Does this mean you get to create your own wand? I don’t know. But I definitely intend to find out.

And don’t feel weird if you’re taking a page out of my book and heading to the event as a child-free adult. “Customers of all ages are invited,” the announcement says.

To be honest, I’d probably go regardless. What can I say? “Fantastic Beasts” did little but whet my appetite.

Accio free fun!

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Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder and a total Ravenclaw. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.