An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2018 12:00 am
A Magical Getaway
$199 Per Room
2 Days/1 Night
Offer valid on August 3rd & 4th only, based on hotel availability.
Let the city of Lancaster cast its spell on you during this Magical Getaway!
In conjunction with the Fairfield County District Library’s community-wide celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter, this two-day getaway has plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages! The magic begins when you stop in the Visit Fairfield County Visitors Center (205 W. Main St.). Pick up your Goodie Bag and Marauder’s Map before setting out on your adventure.
Be sure to arrive at the Library (219 N. Broad St.) by 2pm on Friday so you can show off your wizarding gear in the costume contest! Then parade over to the Downtown Bandstand at 3pm for a concert by the Wizard Rock Band Tonks & the Aurors! Consult your Marauder’s Map to find even more sorcerrific fun, food, and activities in Downtown Lancaster. Then enjoy a comfortable night at the Holiday Inn Express or wave your wand at locally owned restaurants, pubs, and taverns for dinner and live music downtown.
Start your Saturday with continental breakfast at your hotel before you head out for another magical day! First up is a Quidditch Demonstration at Rising Park (203 E. Fair Ave.) at 10am. Members of the Quidditch Club will introduce the basics of the ultimate wizarding sport, adapted for Muggles. Then head over to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 E. Main St.) for a Hogwarts Herbology class, where you will create and tend to your very own magical mandrake plant to take home and watch grow! Visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop at the First Presbyterian Church (222 N. Broad St.) from 1pm–4pm on Saturday to craft your own wand — that indispensable back to school supply! One per person while supplies last!
Your Magical Getaway Package Includes:
Free Time to explore Downtown Lancaster
Two $20 food & beverage vouchers for participating downtown Lancaster restaurants
One voucher for a Hogwart’s House-themed Cupcake at The Confectionary (available from 9am – 2pm on Saturday)
One voucher for Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Popcorn at Crazy 4 Popcorn
Two VIP Tourist Wristbands entitling you to discounts at participating local businesses, museums, etc.
Goodie Bag at Check-In
One wizardly surprise gift!
One overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Breakfast at your hotel
Taxes on all package features
Plenty of additional fun activities are happening during your visit to Lancaster. Please register on your own for these wizardly possibilities!
Art and Clay offers a“Mischief Managed” dinner plate painting project with a fun and simple design. All participants will get a free Butter Beer Frappe. (Friday, 7-8pm Cost: $20) Register online at www.artandclayonmain.com.
Two Broke Artists lead a Harry Potter Youth Painting Class. (Saturday, 11am–1pm Cost: $15) Register at
Art and Clay presents “Hoo’s Hedwig?” a ceramic owl painting class which includes a free Butter Beer Frappe (Saturday, 6-7pm Cost: $20) Register online
This package is based on two people sharing a hotel room. One adult and one child.
Additional child packages are available for $18 per child. Package availability is limited.
Reservations can also be made by calling toll-free at 866-334-6446 or 800-626-1296.
This package and others are produced by Ohio-Made Getaways for Visit Fairfield County.