An estimated 5,000 people flocked to Ballard resident Jon Chambers’ house this last weekend for the Dumbledore Santa’s much-anticipated visit at Diagon Alley.
“(It) was a huge success!” Chambers writes on the Diagon Alley Project blog. “We raised $7,300 for Pancreatic Cancer Research, bringing our total since we opened on Halloween to $16,300.”
Long lines wrapped around the block for a turn at touring Chambers’ driveway (just look at this time-lapse video) which has been converted into holiday version of Diagon Alley, complete with character actors, fake snow and more than 60 volunteers.
Even though Dumbledore Santa and the other actors have left, Diagon Alley is still open through the end of year. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. The address is 7514 13th Ave NW.