Primark releases Harry Potter advent calendar inspired by the Hogwarts Express

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Primark has released a Harry Potter advent calendar.

The high-street bargain store has tapped into the wildest dreams of all us Potterheads and created the best Christmas present any of us could have ever asked for.

Since the long gone days of chocolate advent calendars being the only exciting options, we’ve had wine versions, cheese-filled calendars, gin offerings, marshmallow countdowns and a stream of beauty ones from pretty much every brand.

But we don’t think we’ve ever come across any Christmas countdown as good as this one.

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Primark has delivered us a Harry Potter advent calendar – and it’s shaped like the famous Hogwarts Express.

The school train inspired calendar comes empty, with 24 little drawers that can be filled with anything and everything you want to add into it.

Sweets, chocolates, toys – you could even try and get hold of an RAB engraved locket if you want to make it really authentic. Sadly it might not be quite big enough to fit the sword of Gryffindor though.

Sharing an exciting video to their Instagram page to announce the festive arrival, Primark wrote, ‘Fresh from Platform 9¾, our Harry Potter Hogwarts Express advent calendar has arrived into selected stores.

Fill the drawers with whatever magical treats you like and wait patiently for the start of December… Anyone else now ridiculously excited to start the Christmas countdown already?! 🚂 Advent Calendar £15/€17 #Primark #HarryPotter #HogwartsExpress #ChristmasCountdownIsOn’.

Fans went wild for the release with the post quickly raking up thousands of likes and comments.

Oh my goodness... I need this!! 😍😍,’ wrote one fan.

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The best train of the world,’ added another.

Others commented, ‘Omfg!!!!!! We all need one!!!!!!’ ‘this is the bad boy I need in my life!’ ‘😍😍😍’ and ‘need😍’.

You can get hold of the dreamy advent calendar in stores across the country, but you’ll have to rush down to your local branch to see if there are any left in stock.

And if you are lucky enough to spot one in the store, we suggest you accio it up – pronto.

We don’t suspect that these magical goodies will be around for too long.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.