On December 9, Barnes & Noble held its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball in stores throughout the U.S. Fans were invited to attend in costume or dress in their holiday best, and enjoy dancing, music, and Harry Potter-related activities. See our selection of photos from holiday balls across the country.

Newt Scamander and the gang visited B&N in Hurst, Tex.

Little Harry Potter fans in Frisco, Tex.

Dancing the night away in Buford, Ga.

A family decked out in red in Memphis, Tenn.

The Harry Potter Costume Contest in Las Cruces, N.M.

The boy who lives, lives on in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

A trio of little wizards in the Winter Wonderland ballroom in Buford, Ga.

Harry Potter and Dobby in Stockton, Calif.

Celebrants in Tampa, Fla.

The Magical Holiday Ball in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Ball-goers pose with wands in Sacramento, Calif.