For the fourth year running, the world-famous British cruise liner RMS Queen Mary, permanently docked in Long Beach Harbor since the 1960s, has played host to a holiday event known as “Chill.” This year’s event, which features a variety of attractions, launched this past Friday evening with a tree-lighting ceremony starring Santa Claus.
The main draw of “Chill,” built inside the large dome next to the Queen Mary that once housed Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, is the amazing Ice Kingdom, which retells the story of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” using sculptures carved from more than two million pounds of ice.
Check out our Flickr album for many more stills from the Ice Kingdom:
“Chill” also offers a North Pole Village (with a Post Office, a walkthrough Enchanted Garden, and a candle shop where you can make your own custom candle,) a Yeti-themed paintball shooting gallery, a “Sleigh Ride” swing on loan from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, ice tubing, ice skating, face painting, several pubs and bars for adults, games for kids, and multiple Christmas stage shows to entertain the whole family.
The event runs through January 10th. Be sure to visit the Queen Mary’s website for more information.