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Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal amongst fish and sea otters this year at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Feast on a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Aquarium’s Café Scuba and then explore the more than 11,000 animals from the Pacific on view. Definitely not your typical Thanksgiving setting!

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The Menu

  • Herb roasted turkey with orange lemon marmalade
  • Sweet butter mashed potatoes with pan gravy
  • Classic sage dressing
  • Seasonal garlic roasted vegetable milange with house roasted tomato
  • Cranberry relish
  • Traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream

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WHAT: Thanksgiving Lunch At The Aquarium Of The Pacific
WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way  | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $36 per adult (12+) and $27 per child 

CONTACT INFO: (562) 590-3100 | extension 0

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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor returns for 17 terrifying nights with a sinister new circus themed maze, horrifying freak shows, and more. Experience thrills and chills in mazes so daunting you’ll sell your soul for a chance to survive. This year, the Captain celebrates Dark Harbor by raising a circus of horrific spirits, malevolent circus entertainers, and other unfortunates.

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The Captain and his horrific armada of ghosts are conjuring up a haunted carnival of chilling spectacles and spirits to frighten even the bravest of souls whom dare enter Dark Harbor. New in 2013 is Circus, the latest terrifying maze, and back by popular demand are Deadrise, Submerged, Hellfire, Village of the Damned, and Containment, a sextuplet of shiver spurring mazes haunted by more than 200 monsters. Enter the mazes of Dark Harbor and you’re walking into the best haunted mazes in Los Angeles.

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To enter this port of purgatory, guests maneuver through a fog-filled tunnel of cargo containers concealing monsters. So enter one of their six haunted mazes if you dare, they’ll leave you screaming for more.

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Meet the newest character of Dark Harbor, The Ringmaster, as she orchestrates the deadliest show on earth! She joins The Captain, Half Hatch Henry, Graceful Gale, Samuel the Savage, and Scary Mary.

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Their scares aren’t the only thing that makes Dark Harbor one of the best Halloween events in Los Angeles. Grab a cocktail, nosh on some delicious grub, and enjoy live music from local bands, DJs, and other themed nights…but don’t think you are safe, the monsters roam every inch or Dark Harbor. So don’t just visit any Halloween event this October, visit the best haunted event in Southern California.

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In addition to Dark Harbor‘s six terrifying mazes, The Queen Mary has added more entertainment for the damned – sure to scare the ship out of you! A wild, bucking Monster Ride, a Zipline, five Freakshows, and the popular Rock O’ Plane.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor  
WHEN: 
October 3 – 5, 11 – 13, 17 – 20, 24 – 27, 31 and November 1-2 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
WHERE: The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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The Queen Mary will celebrate America with a unique take on the classic July 4th holiday by highlighting the best of traditional American entertainment decade by decade. Throughout the day, the air will fill with the sounds of Big Band, Swing, Pop, and Rock while the decks become alive with vintage style entertainment, live performance acts, and summer games. In honor of Independence Day, uniformed Active Duty Military men and women will be admitted free of charge.

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They are transforming all decks of the ship into a ‘time machine,’ with each new era marked by a change in music and programming. Guests will reminisce Independence Day in bygone eras while still being able to enjoy today’s popular music and entertainment. Fun for the whole family.

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Beginning at noon, the iconic Long Beach attraction will throwback to the last century with a take on The Golden Age, which coincides with the ‘hey-day of transatlantic travel.’ This period is of special significance to The Queen Mary which embarked upon its Maiden Voyage during the 1930s. Amusement and entertainment will include a stilt-walking Uncle Sam, Bingo and golden era games and characters, the Lil’ Big Band, a barbershop quartet, and will conclude with the not-to-be-missed California Foot Stompers.

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The mid-century celebration kicks up its heels with vintage games and entertainment from the Andrew Sisters to the Pointer Sisters, concluding with a Beatles Tribute Band. Popular area DJs will spin Disco grooves and tail-shakers from the 70s, 80s and 90s, while date-appropriate games, amusements, libations, and treats are served up. The session concludes with the Mike Vitale Band performing favorites of the period.

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The festive spirit of activities, touring, dining, shopping, and dancing will crescendo with one of the most highly touted 4th of July Firework displays in Southern California. And bringing the Independence Day celebration to close, guests can exercise their freedom of choice to wind down with a patriotic movie under the stars on the open air Sports Deck or to rev up under the musical spell of local DJs.

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WHAT: Queen Mary Presents All-American 4th Of July Celebration
WHEN:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 | 12:00 – 11:00 pm
WHERE:
The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets
    • Adult General Admission $39.99
    • Child (5-11) General Admission $19.99
    • Adult VIP Admission $59.99
    • Child (5-11) VIP Admission $39.99 
    • FREE Adult General Admission to Active Duty Military (with ID) / Military in Uniform
    • Children 4 and under are free
    • $5 Off Adult General Admission for Military Veterans with proof of service at the box office
    • Event Parking – $20.00
  • Fireworks 9:00 pm

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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This October the Queen Mary steams full speed ahead into a harbor of the damned at the annual Dark Harbor Haunted Halloween Event. Join for mazes, live music, food, cocktails and plenty of horrifying surprises that are sure to leave you screaming for more. So enter the haunted harbor after sunset if you dare, because this year’s scare-fest takes on a horrifying new dimension. The ship’s crew have endured this Long Beach Halloween tradition’s unforgettable and macabre makeover at the hands of fright masters long responsible for some of Southern California’s biggest scare-fest. More than 45,000 scares per hour await, along with 225 monsters and 80-foot tall flames.

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Enter the mazes of Dark Harbor and you’re walking into the best haunted mazes in Los Angeles. To enter this port of purgatory, you maneuver through a fog-filled tunnel of cargo containers concealing monsters. You emerge at the foot of Hell’s Bells Tower, a 50 foot tall tower of 11 cargo containers shooting 80-foot flames into the night sky. This is the centerpiece of Dark Harbor and is assembled each year with the help of longshoremen from the Port of Long Beach. So enter one of their six haunted mazes if you dare, they’ll leave you screaming for more!

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Their scares aren’t the only thing that makes them one of the best Halloween events in Los Angeles. Grab a drink in their Night Mariners Bar and enjoy live music from local bands, but don’t think you are safe, their monsters roam every inch or Dark Harbor.

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Looking for some family fun this Halloween? Parents – bring your little monsters down for this special event featuring  Trick-or-Treating, Face Painting, and special entertainment – just for kids. Bring the little ones dressed in their Halloween costumes and compete for terrific prizes in the Kid’s Costume Contest! At only $5.00 per person, you are sure to have a great and safe Halloween at the Little Monsters Ball.

October, 31 2012 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Halloween Costume Ball

Join for Dark Harbor’s first ever Costume Ball! Unlike other Halloween attractions, you can wear your scariest costume at the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor on Halloween night only.

The haunted festivities will include:

  • Costume party and contest – your peers will vote for the best costume. You could win prizes valued at $1,000!
  • Drag show – grab a drink and enjoy the show.
  • Dance Party – One of the hottest DJ’s will be spinning at our long-awaited dance party.

October 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

WHAT: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: October 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 18 – 21, 25 – 28, and 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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Avast me Matey’s the Pirates be comin’ to Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier for Pirate Invasion, so haul up your main sail and set course for Long Beach this weekend. Join with the largest gathering of pirates, scallywags, free booters, privateers, and buccaneers ever to come ashore. There be music, song, dance, and live theatre and much more to entertain pirates and visitors alike.

Shop for rare and unusual treasures at the pirate market, well stocked with booty from the Seven Seas. Twice a day you be seeing the grandest battles this side of Tortuga, with cannon and musket blazing, pirates clashing with sword and pistol as they fight over treasure and wenches.

A visit to Alfredo’s pirate pub and a tankard of ale will calm your nerves before your visit to the pirate village with hundreds of costumed scallywags and wenches.

Event Highlights:

  • Black Powder Presentations
  • Sword Fights & Pirate Battles
  • Parade of Pirates
  • Pirate Ship Attacks Pier
  • Pirate Costume Contest
  • Pirate Booty Arts & Crafts Booths
  • Belly & Fire Dancers
  • Authentic Pirate Encampments
  • Captain Jack Sparrow’s Kids’
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Food, Grog and Rum on Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
  • Feature Band:
  • The Dread Crew of Oddwood www.thedreadcrewofoddwood.com

WHAT: Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier
WHERE: Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier | 25 39th Place | Long Beach, CA 90803
WHEN: June 30th – July 1st, 2012

CONTACT INFO: (562) 477-6820 or mail@alfredosbeachclub.com

DETAILS:

  • Admission is FREE – Food, Beverage and Merchandise for sale
  • Hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
  • The parking lot betwen the pier and the Belmont Plaza Pool and the parking lot east of the pool.

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Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. The city hosts to a number of events and serves as a hub for maritime commerce and entertainment. Here you can experience it all from a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Visit the Long Beach Harbor and learn its history, as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more.

The Harbor’s Evolution From Mud-Flats To Worldport

In 1542 Portuguese Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered a small backwater of mud flats, which he named the “Bay of Smokes.” He could not have dreamed of the transformation his discovery would undergo in the future. It was to become the Port of Los Angeles. Situated 5,000 miles from the UK, 35 miles from Hollywood, and 20 miles from Disneyland, it is now known as “Worldport LA“. With a total of 3,700 land-acres, and the same figure over water, it combines the ports of San Pedro, Wilmington, and Long Beach. Read more here.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years. Their experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. They also offer whale watching tours, private dinner cruises, wedding receptions, company events, and more.

Their double-deck 65 foot, 149 passenger sightseeing vessels are US Coast Guard inspected and certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, lavatories, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. Join on one of their Whale Watching cruises and they’ll provide you one of the most exciting and entertaining experiences available.

Narrated Sightseeing Cruises

Situated on Ports O’ Call, the former San Pedro-Terminal Island ferry building now houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It boasts a great collection of models, memorabilia, paintings, and an excellent souvenir shop. Ports O’ Call Village is a wonderful tourist area at the side of the San Pedro Channel with over one hundred restaurants and shops to choose from. The restaurants run the length of the village, with excellent food to suit all tastes.

Long Beach after dark is a world like no other–filled with scintillating salsa, sultry jazz, classic rock n’ roll and some of the leading sounds on the alternative scene. From Latin clubs to jazz and cigar lounges, Long Beach is the hotbed of grooves and tunes to light up the night. Whether you’re downtown, in the East Village or in Belmont Shore, there’s always a hot band, sizzling hangout or smokin’ dance floor ready to show you the time of your life.

WHAT: Long Beach Harbor Tours
WHEN: Monday – Friday at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 11:30 am – 6:15 pm, departing every 45mins.
WHERE: Rainbow Harbor | 100 Aquarium Way Dock #2 | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (562) 432-4900 or harborbreezecruises@gmail.com

DETAILS:

  • Adults are only $35, Seniors $25, Children under 12 are $18, and Children under 5 ride the boat for FREE

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