Enjoy Gourmet Holiday Cuisine and a Traditional Holiday Tree Lighting…

And Family Festivities Aboard the Queen Mary This Holiday Season

General Admission Free for Children 5-11 With Paid Adult December 23 and 24!

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — The Queen Mary is the ideal holiday headquarters for family and friends this Holiday season. The elegant historic ocean liner turned hotel and attraction, offers holiday fun and tradition for everyone starting with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wednesday, December 7th and mouth-watering gourmet Christmas Day dinner options. This Holiday season guests can also enjoy fascinating tours, renowned Sunday Brunch and performances of The Fir Tree adapted from Hans Christian Anderson, for an additional fee. As a special gift, each child receives free general admission to the ship December 23rd and 24th with a paid adult. For more information please visit www.queenmary.com.

Kick off the holiday season with elegance and tradition at the Queen Mary’s 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the ship is free after 4:30 p.m. This event is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family to celebrate the season on board the historic ocean liner. The program, presented on the Sun Deck Stage at the stern of the ship, will feature performances by the International Children’s Choir of Long Beach and the Flowing Wells Junior High School Choir, from Tucson Arizona. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided. Queen Mary President Joseph Prevratil and Councilwoman Jackie Kell will flip the switch at approximately 7:00 p.m. to light the fabulous tree, marking the beginning of the holiday season.

The Queen Mary is offering special Christmas Day menus in its three award-winning restaurants: Sir Winston’s, Chelsea and Promenade Cafe. Executive Chef Thierry Ruaux will prepare exquisite menu selections that are sure to satisfy. Guests can enjoy fine wines and spirits as well as impeccable service and breathtaking views of the Long Beach coastline.

Sir Winston’s, the Queen Mary’s Zagat award-winning restaurant, will serve a prix fixe Christmas Dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The special Christmas Day menu is $45.00 for adults and $11.95 for children ages four through eleven, plus tax and gratuity. Attire is semi- formal, and reservations are required. Please call (562) 499-1657.

The Chelsea restaurant is offering special Christmas Day dining from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. featuring a variety of gourmet specialties in an elegant setting. The dinner is $35.00 for adults and $11.95 for children four through eleven, plus tax and gratuity. Attire is business casual and reservations are required. Please call (562) 499-1657.

The Promenade Cafe luncheon and dinner menus will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. In addition, a special Christmas Dinner at the Promenade Cafe will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The dinner is $25.00 for adults and $9.00 for children ages four through eleven. Dress is casual and reservations are accepted for parties of five or more. Please call (562) 499-1657.

While on board, guests can embark on any one of the many tours offered at The Queen Mary. For an additional fee, enjoy performances of The Fir Tree in The Royal Salon of the ship. Visit Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit presented in the Sundeck Exhibit area aboard the historic ocean liner to enjoy the largest private collection of Marilyn memorabilia and artifacts ever collected. Special hotel packages are available. The Queen Mary is located at the south end of the 710 Freeway on the water in Long Beach. For general information or restaurant and hotel reservations, call (562) 435-3511. Visit the Queen Mary’s Web Site at http://www.queenmary.com/.

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