It’s the holiday season! And it wouldn’t be complete without going to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony…on the Queen Mary in Long Beach! I got there a little early so I could explore the huge ship…and part of the ship has been transformed into a hotel where guests can stay in the old rooms…here is the looooooooong hallway where the rooms are located. Looks a bit creepy, no?
Looooooooong hotel hallway on the Queen Mary
I wandered around a bit more and found this piano, which is an original to the ship…and that means it’s been on the ship since World War II! It’s now in a lounge area.
Queen Mary piano with windows looking out across the bay
Okay, now for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. There was lots of caroling and singing, and this elementary choir was especially cute. They’re dressed in cultural outfits from various countries around the world!
International children's choir
The X-mas tree is finally lit! And Santa is standing in front of the tree
Queen Mary Christmas tree
It was a fun night of listening to carolers and drinking hot cider to stay warm! This is the view of the Long Beach harbor and lights at night from the ship…isn’t it so pretty?
Long Beach harbor lights