tree-lighting-long-beachThe Queen Mary is pleased to announce the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place in the spectacular Holiday Ice Village at CHILL on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6pm-9pm.

Get in the spirit of the season with live entertainment by AJ & The Merry Gentlemen and a special performance by the International Children’s Choir.


Tree Lighting Festivities include:

  • Free parking with event validation!  (Does not include entrance to other CHILL attractions.)
  • Enjoy complimentary holiday refreshments
  • Story time with Mrs. Claus
  • Special visit from Santa Claus (and portraits!)
  • Live performances by AJ & The Merry Gentlemen and International Children’s Choir

The  Ceremony is free to the public with a Ronald McDonald House wish list item donation. Item must be dropped off at CHILL entrance to gain access to the Holiday Village.  Guests who donate a Ronald McDonald House wish list item receive complimentary entrance into the Holiday Village where festivities take place.

RM Wish ListWish List Items:
Item must be new, unused and donated on date of ticket purchase. Not available online. Limited Supply. Redeemable Wish list items are as follows: Glade Plugin air freshener refills, 13 gallon trash bags, aluminum foil, Lysol wipes, liquid hand soap, microwave-safe paper plates, AA batteries, and Magic Eraser ONLY.

CHILL is open now through January 6, 2013, hours vary.

“The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is proud to partner with the Queen Mary’s Chill,” says Mort Stuhlbarg, president, LBRMH Board of Trustees. “Our mission is to provide a ‘home away from home’ to families of seriously ill children. We rely on support from the community and our partnership with the Queen Mary is a prime example of how we’re helping these families. All of our wish list items brought in by attendees at CHILL will be used for families at the House.

Queen maryAbout Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline.  For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

About The Ronald McDonald House
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House was created as a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving care at a nearby medical facility. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the House provides comfortable rooms, meals, laundry services, and a network of caring support that keeps families intact and able to focus on the medical and emotional needs of their child. We believe the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.