"We can do all our Christmas shopping there! Mum and Dad would really love those Toothflossing Stringmints from Honeydukes!"
-- Hermione Granger (PA10)
On the last Saturday before the Christmas Holiday, there is a Hogsmeade trip. Along with an unspecified number of fourth-through-seventh years, all the third years besides Harry are allowed to go to the village to enjoy themselves and do some Christmas shopping. (PA10)
Thanks to his invisibility cloak and the Marauder’s Map – newly given to him by Fred and George, Harry is able to sneak out of the castle and join his friends. What he overhears in the Three Broomsticks, however, spoils the trip for him.