November 18, 2013 by daniele holmberg
The event, CHILL is coming to the Queen Mary in Long Beach this Friday! 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.
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 Arctic-like climate.
CHILL also brings ice tubing to the Queen Mary waterfront. Grab an over-sized 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 http://queenmary.com/chill/. To enter to win FREE TICKETS to CHILL QUEEN MARY, please enter my contest here —–> http://danisdecadentdeals.com/2013/11/25/chill-queen-mary-family-4-pack-giveaway-and-picture-post/
I am very excited to visit the CHILL event this Thursday, so I can share with all of you what to expect as well as pictures! I also may end up doing a contest giveaway for tickets after the Thanksgiving Holidays, so stay tuned for that possibility.:)
The awesome news I must share with you today is until 10am tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19 you have an opportunity to get $15 tickets to CHILL!! All you have to do is use the PROMO code GIFTS when purchasing your tickets! The $15 CHILL deal includes all-day access to the ship, live entertainment, holiday activities, timed admission into The Ice Kingdom and its slides, PLUS Ice Tubing OR Ice Skating and is valid from Nov. 22-30. Act now – supplies are limited. Get your tickets now to take advantage of this awesome deal!
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