CHILL Returns to the Queen Mary November 22


Beginning November 22, the Queen Mary will be overtaken by a deep freeze for the second annual CHILL, a experience that will bring holiday cheer, enchantment and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California.


An event like no other, CHILL offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Two million pounds of sparkling ice are used to create larger than life, hand carved ice sculptures that will fill a 14,000 square-foot “igloo” called The Ice Kingdom (housed in The Queen Mary’s Dome). The Ice Kingdom will feature scenes from The Nutcracker including life sized reproductions of Clara, the evil Mouse King, the battle scene, sugar plum fairies and The Nutcracker himself, plus a walk-through castle, and three ice slides off a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary.  Each ice exhibit is meticulously hand carved and created by an international team of ice sculpture experts from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually spectacular experience like no other. The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and event goers will receive parkas to help protect against the Artic-like climate.


CHILL also brings ice tubing to the Queen Mary waterfront. Grab an oversized tube and race down one of the six ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long. A 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink makes for the perfect winter tradition for all to enjoy. Skate rentals are available on-site for $2.95. A holiday village presents gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane and a visit with Santa Claus. The world’s largest rocking horse and snowman bouncy are ready for holiday merriment by guests both young and young at heart.


“We are very excited for the return of CHILL as an annual seasonal tradition for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Steve Sheldon, director of entertainment events at The Queen Mary. “It’s truly unique to experience the cold winter holiday weather of other areas right here in Southern California. It immediately gets you into the holiday spirit.”


CHILL will also feature live entertainment, food and beverages. Pricing starts at $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids, and includes The Ice Kingdom and choice of Ice Skating or Ice Tubing. Additional tickets for either Ice Skating or Ice Tubing are available for purchase and start at $12.95. Ice Skating Season Pass is available for $29.95. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL will be open Tuesdays through Sundays beginning Nov. 22 through Jan. 5. 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 314 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.

Update: Giveaway has just been added!! One winner will win a  family four pack good for any weekday that is not a holiday! You must be a subscriber to enter!! Next, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about Winter! Deadline to enter is November 21st, 2013 at midnight! One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!



  1. Fun! My favorite thing about winter are the holidays.

  2. Love family gatherings or, and decorating for, and looking at decorations for Christmas.

  3. I love all the Christmas and New Years festivities and traditions.

  4. I love all the Christmas festivities!

  5. Amber Mejia says

    My favorite thing is time off to spend with the family and going on adventures together!

  6. I like that Christmas brings our family together. I like decorating the house and the tree with the kids and having a family get together for Christmas eve dinner.

  7. Debbie moretti says

    I love the holidays, cool weather, early darkness, and time with family.

  8. the holidays and spending time with my family and friends!!

  9. the holidays are the best time of the year!

  10. I love spending time with my family during the holidays!

  11. I love how everyone is in such a festive mood around the holidays!

  12. Driving around looking at Christmas decorations and singing carols.

  13. I love the holidays and spending time with friends and family!

  14. I like seeing all of the holiday spirit and the Chrstmas carols.

  15. the holidays!!

  16. Family getting together and seeing everyone enjoy the holiday. Great to be part of a happy group enjoying their time together.

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