Changi Airport brings festive cheer to fans and visitors at its annual year-end event, A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi.
A Wizarding World Holiday arrives at Changi Airport this festive season, delighting visitors and fans with a magical atmosphere. From 16 November 2018 to mid-February 2019, visitors at Changi Airport can embark on a journey inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories and films series as they experience the airport’s annual festive campaign. A first-of-its-kind collaboration with Warner Bros. in Singapore, fans will have the chance to explore a magnificent recreation of Hogsmeade Village, dress up as a wizard, learn how to cast a spell, and practice their Quidditch skills at A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi.
Four captivating, life-sized setups are spread across Changi Airport’s three terminals, all inspired by some of the most iconic locations seen in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films such as Hogsmeade Village, Diagon Alley, the Whomping Willow found on the grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Newt Scamander’s Menagerie as seen in the new film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which just opened in theatres. A series of interactive activities and themed backdrops transport fans into the Wizarding World, providing hours of fun for fans of all ages.
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Step into a wintry Hogsmeade Village at Terminal 3 (T3)
Inspired by the original Hogsmeade Village in the Harry Potter series, this breath-taking large-scale setup at T3’s Departure Hall depicts the picturesque town with snowy rooftops set against the backdrop of the grand Hogwarts castle seen in the distance. Look out for replicas of the town’s most well-known shops like Zonko’s Joke Shop, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, Owl Post and sweet shop Honeydukes. Fans can get up close with a recreation of the iconic Hogwarts Express or take pictures of themselves as one of the many magical folks that frequent Hogsmeade.
To get everyone in the mood for the festive season, daily snow and light shows will be delighting airport visitors at this event area.
Magic and wizardry awaits at Diagon Alley at T3
Also situated in T3 is an enchanting interpretation of the famous Diagon Alley, where Hogwarts students purchase essential school supplies like school uniforms and wands in the films. Take a stroll down this famed street and admire the exquisite shop facades including Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions, joke shop Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Quality Quidditch Supplies.
Visitors can dress up as their favourite wizard through the range of Hogwarts school uniforms and dress robes found at a Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions-inspired shop and capture a GIF photo in front of a magical mirror. Next, learn some spell-casting skills at the Wand Challenge. Simply wave a wand to see how many correct spells can be cast.
Those who want to practice their Quidditch skills can try their hand at the Quaffle Toss – ride on a broomstick and throw Quaffle balls into a series of hoops to score points. At another activity station, visitors can play with an adorable giant Niffler that promises not to snatch the shiny coins that players will take turns stacking until it topples.
Be awed by the fantastic and the magical
Fans can look forward to the Whomping Willow, an extremely rare replica of the magical tree set up at Terminal 2 Departure Hall. Reminder – bring along that selfie stick if you want to catch a photo with the flying car wedged in the tree!
Be treated to more rare sights at Newt Scamander’s Menagerie located at Terminal 1 Transit Hall,where fans can catch more Instagram moments with a selection of magical creatures in the Fantastic Beasts series.Clue – follow the shiny objects to spot the creatures!
Find and collect exclusive Harry Potter premiums
Get hold of your favourite premiums from a range of official Harry Potter merchandise available exclusively at Changi Airport. These include plush toys in four different designs – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Hedwig. There are also 2-in-1 travel pillows designed in the four Hogwarts houses of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Each of these are available as purchase-with-purchase premiums at S$10 with a minimum spend at Changi Airport.
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Wizards and Muggles alike are rejoicing as A Wizarding World Holiday is coming to Changi! With life-sized setups inspired by some of the most iconic and well-known locations seen in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films including, Hogsmeade Village, Diagon Alley, the Whomping Willow and Newt’s Menagerie, there’s magic to be discovered here at Changi Airport from 16 November 2018 to mid-February 2019. Here are 4 tips for you to experience a wondrous festive holiday here!
There is fun and magic for all to enjoy!
Step into this themed area inspired by Diagon Alley and participate in fun and exciting activities, just by posting 3 photos of the event on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag “#ChangiWizardingWorld”, and show them to the staff along with your free iChangi app^. In no time you’ll be enjoying 2 fun and exciting activities!
Activity Set A: Robes Fitting and Wand Challenge
Have fun by dressing up with your friends with robes and accessories inspired by the Harry Potter films and characters…
Get fitted for your own robe and dress in your favourite Wizarding World attire in a set-up inspired by the Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions shop! Take portraits, download them onto your phone, and share them with your friends and family!
…and master your spell-casting skills by learning to cast as many spells right as you can!
Swish and flick or wave your wand in the correct manner as you learn some of your favourite spells seen in the Harry Potter films!
Activity Set B: Quaffle Toss and Niffler Challenge Game
Have fun by dressing up with your friends with robes and accessories inspired by the Harry Potter films and characters..
Now you can master some of your Quidditch skills and have fun at the same time! Be part of this great throwing practice activity inspired by the wizarding sport of Quidditch, as seen in the Harry Potter films!
Learn and practise some of the basic Quidditch skills by scoring as many goals as you can through the hoops!
Inspired by Newt Scamander’s magical suitcase, in this game you can load up a Niffler’s stash with coins and try to make it topple!
Tip: As a limited number of people can try the games at any one time, we recommend that you come early and reserve a time slot. Digital queue numbers will be issued for all activities with an SMS alert once it’s your turn.
Location: Activities are available from 16 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 at Terminal 3 Departure Hall, Check-in Row 11
Watch the special snow and light show specially choreographed to the iconic musical piece from the Harry Potter original soundtrack, Harry’s Wondrous World
Immerse yourself in the charming set-up inspired by Hogsmeade Village and see it come alive in a magical snow and light show. To add on to the festive cheer, get your very own moving photos inspired by the Daily Prophet at the photo activity, available during the weekends.
Snow and Light Show timings: 16 Nov to 6 Jan 19, weekdays (6pm, 7pm, 9pm) and weekends (1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm)
Photo activity timings: Every weekend from 17 Nov to 30 Dec, 3pm and 5pm
Location: T3 Departure Check-In Hall, Level 2
Take a picture in front of the Whomping Willow set-up at Terminal 2, Departure Hall.
To all fans of Harry Potter out there, here’s your chance to dress up and capture memories at these beautiful and unique setups inspired by the Whomping Willow and Newt’s Menagerie, as seen in the new film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Or a picture with the adorable Nifflers as seen in the Fantastic Beasts films, at Terminal 1, Central Piazza, Transit Area
4 plush toys, 4 travel pillows and 1 exclusive knitted scarf, all for you to collect them all
Want to bring home a piece of magic with you to remember your visit here at Changi? There are 8 limited edition Harry Potter official merchandise items available for purchase at $10 each, with a minimum spending of $60 in public areas (or $120 in transit and supermarkets).
TIP: When you shop and dine as a Changi Rewards member, or through iShopChangi, you’ll be able to rock the launch special Gryffindor Knitted Scarf, while stocks last!
GIVEAWAY – if you would want to bring home any of these limited-edition merchandise, all you need to do is to share this article on your Facebook page, and drop us an email* at [email protected] with the post link. In the email, tell us which is your favourite set-up. The four most creative responses will walkaway with two plush toys and two travel pillows each. P.S make sure that your post is set to public!
With these handy tips, you can now gather your friends and family and make the best out of your visit to A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi this festive holiday season! Discover the full line-up of events here!
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