We checked out this year's CHILL at The Queen Mary and I think the biggy this year was there is no ice sculptures, but we still enjoyed their theme this year - Alice and the Winterland. Here are some activities we liked.
Inside the dome, thrill seekers can enjoy indoor ice tubing, in the center there is aerial dancing and carousel rides. Winterland was bright, colorful and whimsical with fun photo ops with characters. The hats and ears are optional and they unlock and activate special effects.
In the Holiday Village, there is live entertainment, swings, a giant rocking horse, bounce house, and opportunities to meet Santa. The little ones might like making their own stockings, or story time with Mrs. Claus (there is a fee for hot chocolate and it comes with a souvenir mug). Ice skate under the stars to the backdrop of The Queen Mary could make a great date night (day time is fun too).
Ticket holders can also visit The Queen Mary because it includes same day admissions! This year my dad was in town and he was most looking forward to checking out the ship and although we were all tired late in the evening, we still accompanied him and so glad we did. His curiosity took us to parts of the ship we have never been before. It was pretty cool and I am glad that we were able to do it together.
Overall we enjoyed CHILL this year and all the holiday festivities. CHILL is one of our favorite events of the season and although there were no ice sculptures this year, we still had a great time. Want an idea of what all the activities cost? I took a photo of their fee schedule below! The Queen Mary CHILL is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach, CA. For more information, please call (877) 342-0738 or visit their website at queenmary.com/chill/.
Thank you, The Queen Mary, for hosting our family! Happy Holidays! ~Mary