Friday, November 21, 2014

The "Coolest Place In Town" is Queen Mary's CHILL! | @TheQueenMary #LONGBEACH

Ice Kingdom

Winter is right around the corner and most of the country is blanketed in snow.  While we Southern Californian's will never see that weather here, we can go see the coolest place in town!

The Queen Mary is hosting CHILL for the 3rd year in a row, opening November 21st.

This years general admission ticket encompasses all that CHILL has to offer.  Some of the fun activities include:
  • Unlimited access to the Ice Kingdom- Brilliant ice sculptures in a 9 degree Farenheit display.
  • All new ice-slides with a California Christmas theme
  • Unlimited ice-tubing
  • Ice-skating with skate rentals(although you can bring your own)
  • Visit onto the Queen Mary
The theme, California Christmas, showcases our amazing state in the Ice Kingdom.  Enter through poinsettia lined arch and stroll(quickly because it is FREEZING) through a forest of candy-canes.  Santa shreds the 20 foot tall ice-waves and visit with Jolly St. Nick.


Slide down the frozen replica of the Queen Mary with four all new slides.  

The Nativity Scene and the almighty Ice-Queen round out the spectacular California Christmas in the Ice Kingdom.

The Ice Kingdom is kept at a chilling 9-degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the glistening ice sculptures. Public parkas are available, and guests are encouraged to bring their own jackets, hats and gloves to stay warm while inside the giant igloo-like exhibit. 

The Glacier Glide at CHILL offers guests unlimited ice tubing down six-lanes made entirely out of ice that stand more than two stories tall and 100-feet long. Guests can enjoy a perfect Southern California evening on a yuletide glide on the CHILL Ice Rink presented by the Port of Long Beach. The world-class 6,500 square foot outdoor ice skating rink gives skaters an awe inspiring view of the majestic Queen Mary, complete with twinkling lights installed just for the holidays, on her world famous stacks. This year ice skate rentals are included with each ticket or guests are welcome to bring their own skates. 


CHILL also invites visitors to explore the festive holiday village complete with a gingerbread house, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane and a visit with Santa Claus. CHILL features live festive entertainment, food and beverages nightly.

A holiday experience like no other, CHILL tickets start at $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11). Tickets include entrance to The Ice Kingdom, ice skating and skate rental, ice tubing and access to the Queen Mary ship. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL will be open Nov. 21-30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9-Jan. 4 and Jan. 8-11. CHILL sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, Hawaiian Host, YP, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Finlandia. For more information, including hours or to purchase tickets online, visit

About the Queen Mary:

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

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