Magical Christmas Quest
Alright, Potterheads – dust off your robes, down a butterbeer and have your Time Turners at the ready. It’ll be a race to the finish line at this city-wide scavenger hunt.
The Magical Christmas Quest is running in partnership with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, currently playing at The Princess Theatre, which makes this one of only a few official Potter-themed events in the city.
The first clue will be released online here at 9am Sunday December 15. Then participants will have to duck and dive between six iconic Melbourne destinations, unravelling riddles and undertaking tasks. (Hopefully with as much vigour as our favourite horcrux-hunters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.)
Those who successfully make it to the final destination – with evidence to present to the elves, obviously – will go into the draw to win a slew of prizes. The big one is two tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two) with backstage access, one night's accommodation (and a two-course pre-show dinner) at Sofitel Melbourne, and a $500 Myer gift voucher. The secondary prize pool consists of 10 $100 Gift Finder vouchers.
Dressing up (in Harry Potter- or Christmas-themed garb) is optional, but recommended.
From 10am to 4pm.