Next weekend, we are taking the kids to the Queen Mary’s CHILL event. It’ll be the first time any of us have been there, and we are all very excited to be going!
The kids have been on the Queen Mary and I’ve been to the Queen Mary Dark Harbor event, but CHILL will be a first for all of us. We’ve heard it’s a blast!
Now through January 10th you can experience CHILL. What is it? CHILL transforms over two million pounds of sparkling ice into larger than life hand carved colorful ice sculptures in a giant Igloo called The Ice Kingdom, located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, once home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom is kept at a VERY COLD nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice. And so you don’t freeze while you’re visiting, all guests receive parkas to help protect them from the chilly temperatures.
The Ice Kingdom brings Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to life with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come frozen in glistening ice.
We’ll walk-through scenes from the Nutcracker complete with castles and sugar plum fairies. There’s even a life size candy cane forest to get lost in and a penguin village to explore.
And if you’re up for an adventure you can slip and slide down ice slides off of a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary! While the kids and dad do that, I might have to enjoy a festive cocktail at the all-new ice bar aboard the ship’s frozen bow.
The 4th annual CHILL welcomes back Glacier Glide Ice Tubing with six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of the Ice Kingdom.
You can ice skate under the stars on the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink with the backdrop of the picturesque Queen Mary ship. There’s a holiday village where the kids can visit Santa Claus, listen to holiday carolers, snow days and live festive entertainment.
CHILL pricing starts at $34.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids (ages 4-11). Tickets include entrance to The Ice Kingdom, Ice Tubing, CHILLVillage and access to the Queen Mary ship (lodging packages are also available.) For more information, including hours or to purchase tickets online, visit http://www.queenmary.
Stay tuned! I’ll be sharing the adventure with you after we visit The Ice Kingdom next weekend!
Disclaimer: My family received tickets to Queen Mary’s CHILL to accommodate this post. All opinions expressed are mine.