Christmas has arrived in Hogwarts! On, Thursday morning, the developer of the popular Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile title, Jam City, announced the start of the game’s special winter holiday event. The “Christmas with Hogwarts Mystery” update went live today, and runs from December 6 through December 12. After the first part of the Christmas event ends, the second phase will begin and carry through the Christmas holiday.
There’s no need to rush into the game, however. This Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery event is a rather casual one and doesn’t require any actual in-game participation. Within each of the Hogwarts houses is now a Christmas tree, with the Gryffindor tree decorated in red, the Ravenclaw with blue, yellow for Hufflepuff, and green for Slytherin. Players can visit their houses and see the trees for themselves, but for now, there are no ornaments yet adorn these trees.
Starting today, the official Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter will start holding special votes. The account will post a picture of several potential ornaments to go on the tree, and players can vote on which one they want to be added. The winning ornaments will then be placed on the tree once the first phase of the Christmas event ends. December 13 will see all of the trees decorated with the most popular ornaments.
Hogwarts needs your help choosing this year’s official Christmas ornament. Vote for your favourite by leaving a comment with your choice. Voting ends on December 12th! #WizardingWorldChristmas pic.twitter.com/nA2n2Yqzdr
— Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (@HogwartsMystery) December 6, 2018
The first Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery ornament vote has already begun. Four unique ornaments have been featured, shown in a high-quality image. The social media accounts ask anyone interested in participating to reply to their posts with the hashtag #WizardingWorldChristmas. Voting ends on December 12, so Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery players should make sure and vote as they’re able. The first four ornaments up for a vote include:
- An Owl Carrying an Ornament
- A Kitty in a Present
- A Smiling Snowman
- A Whomping Willow Snowglobe
Following the completion of the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery ornament voting event and the release of the freshly ornamented trees, Jam City will have one more Christmas-related surprise. A special time-limited side quest featuring the Weasleys will become available, as will do-it-yourself instructions to make the winning ornament at home. It’s Christmas in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, so everyone should be able to feel the magic of the holiday.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is available now on mobile devices.