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Queen Mary Christmas brings festive fun to historic vessel

by Brittani Tuttle

The legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. invites guests to step aboard this winter for Queen Mary Christmas. 

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Celebrate the season with Queen Mary’s new holiday event.

By Joe Spencer

queen mary christmasThis all-new holiday adventure includes ice-skating aboard the Queen Mary’s uppermost deck, nightly tree lighting ceremonies on the ship’s bow, strolling vintage carolers, live entertainment, holiday dining, and much more.

Once guests are onboard the historic ocean liner, they’re greeted by a Christmas tree centerpiece fit for the Queen herself. Visitors who make their way to the Starboard Lounge can enjoy a hot cocoa or adult beverage while listening to story time with Mrs. Claus.

After a stroll down the Holiday Promenade, guests will come upon Santa’s Toy Factory, where children of all ages can make their own stocking and visit with Santa in his own “Captains Quarters.” 

On the bow of the ship each evening, guests can join in the countdown and watch as an 80-foot animated lighted tree sparkles in a synchronized display of over 45,000 LED lights.

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Afterward, guests can put on a pair of skates and enjoy outdoor ice skating on the True North Ice Rink. The rink is located 180 feet above sea level and offers skaters dazzling views of the Long Beach Skyline. 

Queen Mary Christmas, runs nightly until Jan. 6, 2019. Tickets begin at $22 for adults and $16 for children. For more information, visit QueenMary.com.

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