After a near four-year break, one of SoCal’s biggest haunts will return this year. Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary is a go this Halloween season!

The Halloween festival taking place on and around The Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA ran from 2010 – 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and ship renovations prevented the event from continuing in recent years. Now, Dark Harbor will launch again from late September to early November.

“Dark Harbor has become an iconic part of our city’s Halloween celebrations, and we are excited to once again transform the Queen Mary into a haunted spectacle for scare-goers,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Having brought in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Long Beach in years past, its return is another major step in the Queen Mary’s recovery and return to a premier tourist attraction. I extend my appreciation to Evolution Hospitality and to our City Council for their support.”

The Queen Mary has become synonymous with ghost sightings and paranormal activity; it was named one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time Magazine. So, what better place to host a haunting event for spooky season?

This year’s Dark Harbor will feature haunted mazes, live entertainment, themed bars and lounges, experiences on-board the ship, festive eats, and of course, the return of well known icon characters. Additional details about attractions will release in the coming months. But the team behind Dark Harbor promise “both fan favorites and many new surprises.”

Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary opens Friday, September 20 and runs on select nights through Saturday, November 2. 

Tickets will go on sale in late summer. You can visit for more event details and to sign up for early access to presale tickets. The event is also in the process of hiring scare actors, event staff, tech support, and more. Again, check out the website if you want to get involved in bringing Dark Harbor back this fall.

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