The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for free during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch more than 150 sharks and see large sharks such as the sand tiger shark at the Shark Lagoon exhibit on select Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Shark Lagoon brings guests closer to these predators than they ever imagined was possible. Guests can touch and learn about sharks, shop, purchase drinks and snacks, and enjoy live music during select Shark Lagoon Nights. Cost: FREE Info: 562-590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org
Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves and the entire CHILL family each Saturday during the holiday season as the Queen Mary hosts Breakfast with Santa. Visit our website for more information at: http://www.queenmary.com/events/chill/breakfast/
A deep freeze will take over the Queen Mary this holiday season as CHILL returns in 2014.
Our giant dome - once home to the legendary Spruce Goose - was frozen over and transformed into a giant igloo and home to The Ice Kingdom – an awe-inspiring exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations that towers over 2.5 stories tall and used more than two million pounds of ice. This holiday season, The Ice Kingdom allows you to be a part of The Nutcracker story, following little Clara and her Nutcracker through her adventures on one cold Christmas Eve Night as they battle the Mouse King and his army. But don’t forget to grab a parka and gloves – temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees in our igloo.
In addition to the enchantment of The Ice Kingdom, CHILL will also feature Ice Tubing, an outdoor Ice Skating rink, guests will enjoy the World’s Largest Snowman Bouncy and the World’s Largest Rocking Horse! And don’t miss the chance to climb into a giant Snow Globe to have the perfect family Holiday photo and enjoy live music, holiday carolers and other holiday-themed entertainment.
CHILL returns to The Queen Mary Nov. 21- Nov. 30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9 - Jan. 4 & Jan. 8-11.
Returning for its third incarnation at Long Beach Playhouse, this quick-paced, highly theatrical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of sin and redemption will delight the entire family. In nineteenth century England, the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future show tight-fisted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, the poverty of his material wealth and the blessings that come with generosity. Can they convince him to change before it’s too late? This production will be the Christmas party needed to set you and your loved ones on the path to holiday cheer.
Long Beach Ballet's 32nd Anniversary of the Nutcracker! Southern California's Only Nutcracker Production with Full Symphony Orchestra! First Weekend December 13th at 2:00PM December 13th at 7:30PM December 14th at 2:00PM
Celebrate the holidays and enjoy an evening visit to Rancho Los Alamitos. Tour the beautifully decorated ranch house and listen to Holiday Choral Music presented by RESONANCE CHOIR while you enjoy refreshments served under the brightly trimmed eaves of the barn. The Rancho Gift shop will be open for your shopping pleasure. Admission is free but due to limited parking, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Call the Rancho at 562.431.3541 with the number of adults, children and cars in your party and your planned arrival time. We look forward to seeing you at the Rancho this holiday season!
Quickly becoming a Carpenter Center holiday tradition, this memorable evening of timeless and cherished Vince Guaraldi Christmas tunes will get the entire family into the holiday spirit! Special appearance by The All American Boys Chorus.
Times: 1p.m. - 6p.m. Phone: (310) 710-8456 Location:Drake Park 951 Maine Ave., Long Beach
Come out and enjoy a fun time at the Winter In Willmore City - Snow Day! The fun will include: Sledding, Jump House, Santa & Elves, Gingerbread Houses, Face Painting, Crafts, Music, Food & Vendors, Raffle Prizes and a Bike Valet. Please Bring a Can of Food for the Food Drive!
The RMS Queen Mary and Pink Ribbons Crusade proudly announce the premiere of a new world-class exhibition. Entitled Diana: Legacy of a Princess, especially-designed 9,000 square foot gallery aboard the iconic ocean liner permanently docked in Long Beach, CA.
Princess Diana will forever be remembered for her beauty, classic style, compassion, and charitable works. And even today, she continues to be an icon of inspiration to millions worldwide. Diana: Legacy of a Princess will capture Diana’s true essence as it showcases a priceless collection of her gowns and other cherished memorabilia. It will also provide an in depth look at other major members of the British Royal Family—those who actually visited or sailed on The Queen Mary. These include King George V and Queen Mary; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; The Queen Mother; and Queen Elizabeth II.
A gracious Tea Room, gift boutique, and other conveniences will complement the new gallery—offering visitors even more ways to enjoy their "royal experience" aboard the historic Queen Mary. Visit www.queenmary.com for more information.
Join us as we explore Long Beach's coastline. You will learn history about the harbor as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, the world-famous Queen Mary, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more! Special Weekday Online Promotion: Mondays through Fridays purchase one adult ticket and receive another ticket for free if purchased online. Please select 'Buy 1 Adult Get 1 Ticket Free' at ticket quantity screen. Weekday schedule at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, and 4:45 pm. On the weekend the schedule is every 45 minutes from 11:30 am - 6:15 pm.
Contact: Harbor Breeze Phone: (562) 983-6880 Admission: $35 online Location:Harbor Breeze Cruises Dock #2 at 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach
2.5 hour ride into the open Pacific Ocean to search for Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, and other marine life. Enjoy great family fun in our double deck vessels, which provide outstanding views from all locations. Boarding daily at 12pm & 3pm
The Queen Mary is proud to host the traveling exhibit, “Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” created in partnership with the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation and the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The 2,200-square-foot exhibit IS NOW OPEN on the ship where Hope performed his first wartime routine on the day World War II began.
“Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” includes reproductions of more than 200 vintage photos, seven videos and more than 170 items. These include an original vaudeville contract from 1922; his Ellis Island medal; the final set of golf clubs used in his life; Emmy and Honorary Oscar awards; an outfit he wore during USO tours; gifts and awards from Presidents and other celebrities; his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy; and his "Honorary Veteran Citation" from Congress, which he called the most important honor of his life.
The exhibit tells Hope’s story through 15 themed displays that span his 100-year life. They celebrate his comedic contributions; achievements in entertainment; relationships with 11 U.S. Presidents; and enduring passion – golf. They also trace the Hope family's arrival at Ellis Island; their lives as immigrants in Cleveland; Bob Hope’s effort to strike it big in New York, which led him to a successful career and family life in Hollywood; and how a love for the military and golf took him around the world.
“Bob Hope: An American Treasure,” runs Aug. 9 through Jan. 2015 in the Timeline area of the ‘Queen Mary Story’ tour.
TICKET AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION:
Appearing at the Queen Mary: Aug. 9 - Jan. 2015 Hours: Available daily 10AM - 6:30PM Pricing: Available as part of any of our tour packages - The Queen Mary Passport, The Royal Passport or the Haunted or Historic First-Class Passports. Parking: $15