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CHILL At The Queen Mary

November 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Queen Mary will once again be overtaken by a deep freeze for the third annual CHILL, opening on November 21st. Experience the frozen magic that will bring holiday celebration, wonderment, and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California.

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An experience like no other, CHILL transforms over two million pounds of sparkling ice into larger than life hand carved colorful ice sculptures in the 14,000 square-foot Igloo called The Ice Kingdom, located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, formerly home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom will feature a California holiday theme complete with breaking waves, dancing dolphins, and a Surfing Santa. Frozen scenes from The Nutcracker will adorn The Ice Kingdom with walk-through castles and sugar plum fairies. Get lost in the life size candy cane forest, explore the penguin village, and slip down three ice slides off of a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary.

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Each ice exhibit is meticulously hand carved and created by an international team of expert ice sculptures from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually awing experience like no other.The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and guests will receive parkas to help protect against the frozen temperatures.

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CHILL welcomes back ice tubing with six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of The Ice Kingdom. Ice skate under the stars on the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink with a view of the picturesque Queen Mary ship. A holiday village will offer gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane, and a visit with Santa Claus. The world’s largest rocking horse and snowman bounce house will provide holiday merriment for all guests young at heart.

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CHILL is a truly unique holiday experience that brings the cold festive weather of other areas right here to sunny Southern California,” commented Steve Sheldon, director of entertainment events at The Queen Mary. “Stepping into the Ice Kingdom immediately puts you in the holiday spirit.”

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CHILL will also feature nightly live entertainment, movies under the stars, and festive food and beverages. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, Hawaiian Host, YP, Coca-Cola, Heineken, and Finlandia. 

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WHAT: CHILL At The Queen Mary
WHEN: November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2014
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11)

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342–0738

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Come get your glide on this holiday season at Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square, celebrating its 17th season for fun in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, open everyday November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. 

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Nothing compares to the picture perfect setting of ice skating under the sun and stars surrounded by towering skyscrapers and historical landmarks at LA’s largest outdoor skating rink with the smallest admission price.

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The newly renamed rink kicks off the winter season with a host of free community events for the coolest place with the hottest holiday happenings. With free events like DJ Thursday nights, skating exhibitions, a Snoopy on Ice Showcase, “Single in the City,” and “Polar Bear Skate” theme skating sessions, and more,  there is always something guaranteed to engage and entertain.

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The rink is easily accessible by car, bus or Metro (Pershing Square stop). Underground discount parking is available with rink validation. A partnership with Metro and Metrolink allows riders to receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their Metro/Metrolink transit receipt/pass.

WHAT: Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
WHEN: November 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015
WHERE: 532 South Olive Street | Los Angeles 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $9 per person for a one-hour skating session | Skate Rental: $3 (figure/hockey)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 624-4289

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Experience holiday nostalgia at Yuletide Cinema featuring two classic holiday movies and fa la la festivities at the luxurious historic Palace Theater in Los Angeles! Stand in awe at the 100-year-old frescos on the ceiling and get in the Christmas spirit! Yuletide tradition is in the air with two different events in one day: a special matinée of the Christmas classic A Christmas Story and an evening presentation of ELF

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Before the movie, get your cameras ready for a live visit from Santa himself! Are you on Santa’s list this year? Well you’ll know for sure at the North Pole station where Santa’s Elves can check Santa’s big book to see if you’ve been bad or good and get your very own “Naughty or Nice” certificate. Explore and indulge in holiday treats like delicious gourmet popcorn, warm chestnuts, and more! Elves will be handing out free candy canes with every purchase. Need a more adult moment? Then grab a glass of wine, beer or eggnog up in the adults only refreshment area. Sugarplum wishes and good tidings everywhere. Come one, come all, to the greatest Holiday movie event of all! 

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WHAT: Yuletide Cinema At The Historic Palace Theatre
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 | A Christmas Story Doors 3:00 pm Movie 4:30 pm | ELF Doors 6:30 pm Movie 8:30 pm
WHERE: Downtown Palace Theatre | 630 South Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90014

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (626) 449-6840

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The Midnight Mission is holding their famed Christmas Day Brunch and Santa’s Village for LA’s homeless population. This year’s festivities are particularly meaningful because they mark the official kick-off to the Midnight’s 100th year anniversary. This is a unique LA event with an interesting and unusual combination of elements – holidays, homelessness, and 100 years of service with a very real food component. This event is happening Downtown on Skid Row, right here in our own backyard.

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Sponsored by Nestlé USA, the event embraces the true spirit of the holidays, and welcomes thousands of the City’s neediest to a healthy and hearty holiday meal. Hundreds of volunteers, celebrities, and local leaders including actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer Dick Van Dyke; CBS News anchor Kent Shocknek; 95.5 KLOS Radio personality Gary Moore; actor, environmentalist, and Midnight Mission Board Member Ed Begley, Jr., and former Mayor Antonio Villariagosa.

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Concurrently, The Midnight hosts its Santa’s Village, where the most impoverished children will be able to select toys of their choice ranging from guitars, electronics, skateboards, and bicycles—all age-appropriate—and be greeted by Santa Claus and his helpers. Its doors are always open and since its inception in 1914, the Midnight Mission has never missed a day of providing meals and services to the homeless community.

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Commemorating its 100-year anniversary, The Midnight hit an unfathomable milestone this December when the Midnight served its millionth meal of the year for the second year in a row; it has not served that many people in one year since the Great Depression!

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WHAT: The Midnight Mission Annual Christmas Day Brunch And Santa’s Village For The Homeless
WHEN: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
WHERE: The Midnight Mission | 601 San Pedro Street | Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT INFO: Click here

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ICE At Santa Monica

December 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica, a premier outdoor ice skating rink. The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers a little taste of winter without the bite.

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ICE at Santa Monica is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, throw a party in a private event cabana, enjoy a first date or sign up for skate lessons!

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Join the fun and visit Downtown Santa Monica this season to experience ICE.

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WHAT: ICE At Santa Monica 
WHEN:
November 1, 2013 – January 20, 2014 
WHERE: 1324 5th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue

DETAILS:

  • Admission into the rink site is free
  • $12 per skate rental and valid all day 
  • For those that bring their own skates, the cost to skate on the ice is $12

CONTACT INFO: (310) 461-8333 | ice@downtownsm.com

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