- November 22, 2022

Break Out The Butterbeer, The Austin Harry Potter House is Ready For Christmas!


We’re excited to share that the Harry Potter house in Southwest Austin is back for Christmas. The homeowners may have skipped Halloween this year, but the Hogwarts Yule Ball will be on display again in 2022!

On November 20, this update was posted on the official Facebook page:

We started the process of making it “snow” this week around the castle. Today we will begin to bring in the trees and hopefully start to wrap them with lights. It’s going to be a long, cold day…but we are still on target to have things ready by November 26th.

Here’s What to Expect at the Harry Potter House.

As outlined on the house’s Facebook page, their front yard now features a Hogwarts Castle Christmas display! There are floating candles around The Great Hall, The Astronomy Tower, and The Marble Staircase Tower. And that’s not all… owner Joel Pace also created a music-timed light show!

You can see everything from the safety of your car as you drive-by but if you step outside to enjoy, please remember that social distancing rules apply. They kindly ask people to not walk on their property.

The light shows usually run every half hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. during the weekdays and additional shows will run at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Where Is The Harry Potter House Located?

The home is located in Circle C’s Vintage Place, across from the park. Cross Streets are Slaughter Lane and Bungalow.

The display will be open through the end of the year.

Support Their Causes!

The family is still accepting donations for a few local charities. They do not keep any portion of your donation for materials or expenses related to the project. All money collected will be split between Foster Angels of Central Texas, Variety Texas, and ZACH Theatre which have each been hit hard by the pandemic. Please consider donating. There are currently two ways to donate. You can Venmo: @DiagonAlleyAtx or donate via GoFundMe.

New for 2022

Pre-order magical cupcake/ drink/ caramel apple kits and either have them sent directly to you via Owl Post… or pick up your pre-orders at our Leaky Cauldron at Diagon Alley ATX on November 26, December 10, 17 or 20. A portion of the sales will support the home’s nonprofit groups! Order here.

Looking for more Austin Christmas fun? Check out our calendar!