Lydia Knight poses at Diagon Alley in Ballard.
No matter your feels about Harry Potter, we can all agree that this Ballard dad has a cooler driveway than we do.
Jon Chambers began planning a replica of Harry Potter’s famous Diagon Alley out front of his Seattle home last summer. It attracted a slew of witches and wizards over Halloween (more than 2,600!) but Chambers wasn't done.
He then added two new features to his Diagon Alley: Gringotts and The Leaky Cauldron opened to visitors the first weekend in December, when Dumbledore Santa made an appearance.
After extending the closing date past the planned end-of-2017 shuttering, Diagon Alley is closing for real on Friday, Jan. 19. Stop by soon to check out the amazing creations and immerse yourself in Harry Potter mania.
Word is that Chambers' Diagon Alley will take up residence at Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious medical issues in Mount Vernon. Some of the structures will be donated to the Whittier Elementary School PTA for its fundraising auction. Whittier is across the street from Chambers' house.
And it seems Chambers has found a calling. According to King 5 News, he has a new project in the works.
If you go...
Hours: Diagon Alley is open daily, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., through Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Check the project's Facebook page for updates.
Location: 7514 13th Ave. N.W., Seattle, WA 98117 (just east of Whittier Elementary School's playground).
Cost: Free, although donations to the charity PurpleStride, supporting pancreatic cancer research, are accepted and encouraged.