The Queen Mary is pleased to announce the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place in the spectacular Holiday Village at CHILL on December 13, 2012 from 6pm-9pm.  Get in the spirit of the season with live entertainment by AJ & The Merry Gentlemen and a special performance by the International Children’s Choir.  Families can enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, portraits and a visit with Santa, festive refreshments and a fun-filled evening of celebration! Guests who donate a Ronald McDonald House wish list item receive complimentary entrance into the Holiday Village where festivities take place. 


“The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is proud to partner with the Queen Mary’s Chill,” says Mort Stuhlbarg, president, LBRMH Board of Trustees. “Our mission is to provide a ‘home away from home’ to families of seriously ill children.  We rely on support from the community and our partnership with the Queen Mary is a prime example of how we’re helping these families. All of our wish list items brought in by attendees at CHILL will be used for families at the House.”


What:     The Queen Mary’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is free to the public with a Ronald McDonald House wish list item donation.  Item must be dropped off at CHILL entrance to gain access to the Holiday Village.  Wish List Items can be found here: .  Parking is free with event validation.  (Does not include entrance to other CHILL attractions.)

Who:    The Queen Mary in coordination with The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

When:   Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6PM – 9PM.

CHILL is open now through January 6, 2013, hours vary.


About 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.


About The Ronald McDonald House

The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House was created as a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving care at a nearby medical facility. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the House provides comfortable rooms,meals, laundry services, and a network of caring support that keeps families intact and able to focus on the medical and emotional needs of their child. We believe the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.


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