Harry Potter withdrawal will no longer afflict New Yorkers. Fans saddened by a lack of magic in their lives following the release of the fantasy's final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," now have a cure -- and it doesn't even require one of Hermione's spells.
Revisit the magical world of the J.K. Rowling epic at "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" during its return engagement to New York for the holiday season. Step into the wizarding realm of the films, with hundreds of original artifacts -- including sets, costumes and props from the entire series -- on display. Not only is "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" a must-see for those who have yet to experience the collection, but it's worth a second visit for avid fans who saw it last year, as the 14,000-square-foot spectacle now features relics from "Deathly Hallows - Part 2."
Fans can see costumes worn during the final battle scene, while a real standout of the exhibit is the full set of Deathly Hallows and Horcruxes, also new to the display this year.
In addition to artifacts from the final film, Harry Potter lovers can also revisit Hagrid's hut and the original dress robes worn by characters throughout the series. There are also a few holiday-themed decorations and surprises, including synthetic snow, to make fans feel like they're celebrating Christmas at Hogwarts.
Both children and adults can enjoy "Harry Potter: The Exhibition," including those who prefer the lighter moments of the series (like the Yule Ball) and those who like the darker side, including the Forbidden Forest -- all on view for wizards and Muggles alike.
If you go
‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’
Through April 7
Discovery Times Square
226 W. 44th St.
Children: $19.50; adults: $25, 866-987-9692