Queen Mary Rings in the New Year with a Brazilian Celebration
2011-12-21 · By Editor
Kick off the New Year with a spectacular celebration aboard the Queen Mary in the Long Beach Harbor. Party favors, Music, Dancing and a spectacular midnight fireworks show!
Ever since the art deco Queen Mary set sail on her maiden voyage 70 years ago in 1936, the legendary transatlantic ocean liner has been THE place for the beautiful, the rich, the famous and soon-to-be-famous to be and be seen. And the same is true today – especially on New Year’s Eve! During the past 24 years in Long Beach, nearly 100,000 revelers have been aboard the city’s icon to welcome the New Year – and the Silver Anniversary Stars and Lights Celebration will be the best yet.
Brazilian Dinner Buffet catered by Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ. Spectacular midnight fireworks show!
Brazilian New Year is one of the most traditionally celebrated festival for the people living there. New Year in Brazil is known as Ano Novo (Portuguese) but is more popularly known as Reveillon. People dressed in white offer flowers and gifts to the Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Water in the Brazilian Umbanda religion. The colorful floating candles gives a splendid view at the time of New Year. This festival is celebrated with much devotion and sincerity by the fishermen of the city. They believe the catch at the time reflects the catch for rest of the year.
New Year’s Eve Entertainment — Brazilian Style
Partygoers — all dressed in white — who attend the New Year’s Eve party will dance non-stop to the pulsating rhythms of Samba, Marcha, Axé Music, Samba-Reggae, Pagode, Frevo and Carnaval Electrico.
Marcos Ariel Quarte Lapa Night’s presents the best of pure Carioca music, including Bossa Nova, Samba and Chorinho the music and rhythm that moves Lapa, the new cultural area in Rio de Janeiro. Following, Joany’s Samba Show presents a stunning display with Samba Dancers. Finally, DJ Chris Brasil will play a variety of Brazilian beats into the night.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Brazilian Celebration are $40 General Admission ($50 at the door) or $60 Reserved Table Seating ($70 at the door). Dinner tickets, featuring a full Brazilian style buffet including desert, are also available for $25 pre-sell, $35 at the door. Dinner tickets do not include admission
Ticket and information are available online at www.BrazilianNites.com or by calling (818) 566-1111.