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Impressive Crowds Packed Long Beach Nightly For Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL

25 Nights of Icy Family Fun at America’s First-Ever Ice Adventure Park

Nightly Entertainment Celebrated Unity Honoring Holidays from Around the Globe


[Long Beach, Calif.] –The Queen Mary’s CHILL hosted an electrifying firework show on January 7, marking the final night of the all-new event featuring America’s First Ice Adventure Park.  With thousands of attendees over 25 nights of icy family fun, the world-famous CHILL saw remarkable crowds flock to experience the new spectacle of attractions unveiled in 2017.

CHILL unveiled an entirely new event for the 2017 holiday season with 38,000 square feet of ice track, ice skating, ice tricycles, ice tubing, zip-lining, ice bumper boats, ice tubing and much more. Attendees embarked on an international expedition through the ice park honoring international holiday traditions and the cultural celebrations of Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia, Holland, and the North Pole.

The newly-inspired CHILL offered family-friendly nightly entertainment throughout the park including international cultural celebrations, live music, dance performances by the ‘Chillettes’, choreographed light shows, DJs, dancing, delectable food, a nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony and much more. Guests were treated to spectacular fireworks show each Sunday, which was choreographed to music and lit up the sky above the Queen Mary.

Attendees delighted in food and drink from around the globe as they tempted their taste buds with international dining experiences and savory opportunities from CHILL’s highlighted regions. From German pretzels and Dutch pancakes, to Russian potato dumplings and Swiss Meatballs, CHILL offered a one-of- a-kind worldly experience for the whole family to enjoy for the holiday season.

Since opening December 13, 2017, some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities visited CHILL including Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry. Nickelodeon star, Brec Bassigner (Bella and the Bulldog, Haunted Hathaways), and E! reality star, Bridget Marquardt, visited with close friends on opening night. Gary Oldman, star of 2017 hit film Darkest Hour and winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Actor, joined in the CHILL festivities with loved ones. Dancer and actress, Asia Monet Ray (Dance Moms), experienced the cultural Christmas fun with family and multiple Disney stars experienced the winter magic including Emily Skinner (Andi Mack), Joshua Bassett and Lulu Lambros (Stuck in the Middle), Lela Brown (Radio Disney Host and DJ), and Kim Possible and Even Stevens star: Christy Carlson Romano.

As the all-new CHILL ends, the Queen Mary looks forward to an exciting year ahead filled with thrilling events and attractions including the 25th Annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games on February 17-18, 2018. For more information on Queen Mary’s upcoming signature festivals and events, please 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, Prom Café, 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, the Churchill Exhibit – Their Finest Hours, Ghosts and Legends, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Titanic in Photos Exhibit. The Queen Mary features event space in 14 remarkable Art Deco salons and award winning staff to create innovative banquets for groups ranging from 10 to 5,000. 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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