Chill at the Queen Mary and Promo Code for $26.99 Tickets

Chill at the Queen Mary

By Erin

*I attended The Queen Mary’s Chill with media tickets. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

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Chill at the Queen Mary, in beautiful Long Beach is back this holiday season! Looking for a fun place to go chill out at? Then come check this place out! With a special promo code (CHBLOG02) for special $26.99 tickets, (see more info below,) there’s no reason not to go and have some chilly fun with the ice and snow.

QM Chill Santa Ice

Chill is transforming over two million pounds of sparkling, colorful ice into larger-than-life, hand-carved ice sculptures in the 13,000 square-foot Igloo called The Ice Kingdom which is located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, formerly home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom is featuring a California holiday theme complete with breaking waves, dancing dolphins and a Surfing Santa. 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’s bow.

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These hand carved wonders are 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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If that’s not thrilling enough for you, then try ice tubing! With six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of the Ice Kingdom, you are in for a wild ride down the ice. Or try  ice skating under the stars on the 6,500 square-foot outdoor ice skating rink with a view of the picturesque Queen Mary. A holiday village filled with gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, Candy Cane Lane and Santa Clause will fill you with some good old holiday cheer.

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Giveaway for Two Tickets to Knott’s Family Friendly 2015 NYE Celebration! @Knotts #KnottsNYE

Knott’s Family Friendly 2015 NYE Celebration!

By Erin

New Years Eve Brochure

*This is written by me for GigaSavvy. I do not work for or with any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I will be attending  Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration with complementary passes. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is almost here! On December 31, 2014, the party will be rocking all day and night long.  The party  starts at 10am and lasts until 1am. It will make for the perfect family friendly event to get your New Year off to a fun start!

Get your party hats and be ready to ring in the New Year at Knott’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve event that offers something for everyone! Knott’s offers everyone a fun and safe place to ring in the New Year together. Extended park hours, live entertainment, and a fireworks display are all included in the price of regular park admission!

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My party bow that lights up. We all bought these last year at Knott’s for New Years Eve! They were only $6 at Knott’s! I hope to see these around the park again this year.

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With a special fireworks show at midnight, holiday shows, extended park hours, a spectacular ice skating show with Snoopy, rides, funnel cake, Knott’s famous chicken dinners, boysenberry pie, boysenberry punch, and more, Knott’s makes for the perfect New Years Eve spot.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

By Erin

HALA Gift Guide 2014

Here is the start of my picks for the ultimate Horsing Around LA’s gift guide for the Holiday 2014 season! If you need a unique gift, something for the person that has everything, look no further. I’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone coming up here!

First up is Karma Go with portable WiFi!

Karma Go Gift Guide

Karma Go is the new, pocket-sized mobile hotspot that lets you take WiFi with you everywhere. It has no contract or monthly fees. You simply buy the data you need and only add more when you need it, just like you’d refill your car when it’s low on gas. Even better, your data never expires.

Pre-order your Karma Go during Cyber Week for only $99 ($50 off the normal price of $149).

How much does data cost you might be asking?

Karma offers portable WiFi with none of the fine print. There are no contracts and no monthly fees—just an easy pay-as-you-go service for as little as $10/GB when you buy in bulk.

For the Wine Lover in your life. ;)

Wine Of The Month Club Gift Guide

With the  2014 holiday season at our doorstep, wine lovers are turning to the Original Wine of the Month Club® for their holiday gift giving ideas—from gift baskets to the latest wine gadgets. With its unique, hand-picked selections of robust and flavorful wines paired with savory gourmet snacks and sinfully sweet accoutrements, convenient online ordering, free shipping and gift-giving ideas starting at $24.99, holiday shoppers are only a click or call away from the perfect gift for family members, friends and clients.

For the Coffee Lover in your Life

Marley Coffee

At Marley Coffee, they are committed to sourcing the finest quality 100% Arabica coffee that is sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted. Proudly offering single serve Keurig compatible capsules, as well as bags of ground and whole bean coffee, makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite coffee lover.

Sourcing coffee from all around the world to create a unique, flavorful and full lineup, whole also being certified USDA Organic or Rainforest Alliance ensures the highest levels of sustainability. Determined to deliver an intoxicating aroma and rich smooth flavor into each cup, Marley Coffee will have you Stirring It Up this Holiday Season.

Learn more at marleycoffee.com/coffee

For the Traveler

Travel Gift GuideIf you don’t already have a Packing Cube set from Planet Tor  then you are in for a real treat. These durable, lightweight bags are a huge step in hassle free travel. Designed for the globe trotter, the trend setter, the hiker, the biker, the large family vacationer, the weekender or whatever way you enjoy to travel, Planet Tor packing cubes will put organization and convenience into your adventures.  Everything you need will always be right where you want it. You can group garments together, pack per family member or even compartmentalize your clothes by the day. The mesh top panel allows you to compress the air out of the bag and increase ventilation and visibility of your items. You can keep your charger, cables and electric gear all in one place and stash those items that always get lost at the bottom of your travel bag.  No more wasting time unpacking, you can simply slip your cubes out of your bags and straight into the drawers and then head of on your next adventure. Overweight bags at the airport? Just remove a cube and take it as a carry on. These packing cubes are on sale for $29.99!