Long Beach, CA— The first bit of snow froze the waters around The Queen Mary to set off the annual winter wonderland event, CHILL.
This year CHILL is themed around six different regions of an “International Holiday Expedition” featuring food, drinks, activities and entertainment from Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Holland, China and of course, none other than the classic—The North Pole.
Kids one to 92 can enjoy a plethora of fun from building their own stockings in the “Stocking Stoppe,” decorating gingerbread cookies in Germany’s Gingerbread House, make last minute Christmas wishes in the “Gnome Wishing Well,” warm up with hot chocolate and delightful tales in “Mrs. C’s Sips and Stories”, mail letters to Santa and visit “Santa’s Cabin.”
While the kids are at play, the adults amongst the group can cozy up with cocktails and specialty drinks in Palace Ice Bar and The Alpine Lodge or sit around the fireside in their own private igloos.
Guests can even stop and take photos with Father Time, Ice Queens, elves, and the man himself, Santa.
New to 2017 is the ice track expansion to the rink. Brave explorers can now trek on the additional 1200 feet of ice around the entire CHILL event.
CHILL runs daily from 4:30-11pm until January 7 (closed on December 31). Tickets start at $29 for adults, $19 for children. Private Igloos can be purchased online for $69 with a service attendant and are sold separate from the event.