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  • Thursday, May 2, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public at 4 PM.
  • Thursday, May 9, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public at 3:30 PM.
  • Wednesday, May 15, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public at 4 PM.
  • Thursday, May 19, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public at 6 PM.
  • Thursday, May 23, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public at 6 PM.
  • Friday, July 12, Pacific Park will be CLOSED to the public ALL DAY.

🕐 For a full schedule of hours, please check our operating calendar before planning your visit.

Earth Day Ferris Wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Earth Day wheel lighting
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit green and blue on Monday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel goes “Green” with a variety of green and blue colors, patterns, and icons, along with a spinning globe for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Earth Day is an annual […]

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Behind The Scenes: Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ | Pacific Palette EP. 3

Get Crackin'
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Join us behind the scenes of the thrilling Wonderful Pistachios 2nd Get Crackin’ Competition, held at the iconic Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier! In this exclusive footage, get an insider’s look at the intense action as football star Nick Bosa and competitive eater Joey Chestnut battle it out in a nut-cracking showdown. This behind-the-scenes video captures all the […]

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Dónde Está Inkie?

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Si te estás preguntando dónde está Inkie, ¡no temas! La versión de acero y aluminio de nuestra adorable mascota del parque está viva y coleando, simplemente pasando por un pequeño chequeo y una renovación. Queremos asegurarnos de que nuestro querido pulpo esté en óptimas condiciones y así permanezca durante décadas. Inkie, la gigantesca escultura de pulpo que normalmente adorna la […]

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Norah Jones’ New Music Video, “Paradise”

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Discover the world of Norah Jones’ latest album “Visions” and its music video for the song “Paradise,” set against the backdrop of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Norah Jones has released her newest album Visions along with the official music video for the song “Paradise.” Visions also features the songs “All This Time,” “Staring at the Wall,” “Queen of the Sea,” “Visions,” “Running,” “I Just Wanna Dance,” “I’m Awake,” “Swept Up in the Night,” “On My Way,” “Alone with My Thoughts” and “Life.” Visions is Jones’ first non-holiday album since Pick Me Up Off the Floor which was released in June 2020.

“The reason I called the album Visions is because a lot of the ideas came in the middle of the night or in that moment right before sleep, and ‘Running’ was one of them where you’re half asleep and kind of jolted awake,” Jones previously told her label, Blue Note.

All the joy in the “Paradise” music video is set in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier! Jones is seen riding the West Coaster, playing our midway games, and eating cotton candy. All the things kids look forward to when visiting the amusement park. And of course, it can’t be a Norah Jones music video without seeing her play the piano. Jones plays, sings, and dances with her childhood self and friend while the Pacific Wheel spins in the background.

Diving deeper into production, “Paradise” holds fascinating details and surprises with every twist and turn, just like the West Coaster. To create the feeling of nostalgia, shots were filmed with the song playing at a heightened speed which was later slowed down to create a mesmerizing effect throughout the video. One of the most thrilling visuals are the scenes on the West Coaster. It’s surprising to know that mounting a camera for those shots consumed a significant amount of time even though it is one of the least time-consuming aspects. As if having an amusement park to yourself isn’t exciting enough, the filming took place on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday, adding an extra layer of excitement to the production. Especially for the the actress playing “Little Norah” who would be starring in a Super Bowl commercial later that day!

Curious to know what other films, TV Shows, and music videos were set in Pacific Park? Click here!

Jones will be promoting the album Visions with a North American tour starting May 6 in Boston.

About Norah Jones

Norah Jones grew up in a world of diverse musical influences thanks to her father, Ravi Shankar, sitarist and composer. Since launching her solo music career in 2002, Jones has won several awards, including 5 Billboard awards and 9 Grammys, and has sold over 50  million records worldwide. Jones’s talent has won titles like Best New Artist, Album of the Year (twice), and Record of the Year (twice). She has explored multiple musical genres, including pop, jazz, fold, country, and blues, showcasing her versatility as an artist. She has been welcomed as a musical guest multiple times on Saturday Night Live and, more recently, performed “Running” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. 

About filming on the Santa Monica Pier

The pier is comprised of both public property (the boardwalk, beaches, and parking lots) and 33 different private businesses, including the home of the rides and midway games; Pacific Park. Other businesses include the restaurants, Playland Arcade, and boardwalk carts that operate on the pier.

For the public areas of the pier, you will need to contact Leo Erickson. He can be reached at:

FilmLA ( will help you pull and finalize other city/pier permits including the parking lot and any needs for a base camp.

Want to know more information and next steps on shooting your the next project here? Click here

For the amusement park, the final location fees will depend on the details of the shoot. For filming rates, please email us at

Revival | Pacific Palette EP. 2

Pacific Palette 1
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  Experience the meticulous work of our maintenance team in our latest Pacific Palette video. Join us as we brave a rainstorm to replace a massive chain on our West Coaster & witness the removal of our beloved Inkie the Octopus structure for a much-needed refurbishment. Through rain or shine, our commitment to preserving the magic of Pacific Park shines […]

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Coast Connections | Rudy Flores & Dan Buchanan

Coastal Connections
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Welcome to “Coastal Connections,” the unique podcast series recorded high above the shimmering waves on the iconic Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Join us each month for candid conversations between two individuals who play vital roles in the vibrant tapestry of Santa Monica. In this relaxed and unhosted podcast, we explore the rich stories and […]

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Paul Johnson to run from Los Angeles to New York City in World Record attempt benefiting veterans’ nonprofit Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB)

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On March 1, 2024, Paul Johnson is commencing a life-changing challenge: running 3,000 miles across the United States from Los Angeles, CA, to New York City, N.Y. Johnson’s run is dedicated to raising $1 million for Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization forging America’s leading health and wellness community for veterans. Johnson aims to complete his […]

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Cuánto tiempo se tarda en llegar al muelle de Santa Mónica desde Disneyland?

Drone Light Show at the Santa Monica Pier Celebrates Disney+ and National Streaming Day
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Viajar a SoCal es un sueño para muchos. Cada año, millones de visitantes se dirigen al oeste para llevar a su familia a la última aventura del sur de California, compartiendo emocionantes días en Disneyland, pasando interminables días llenos de sol en la playa y visitando el lugar más instagrammeable de Los Ángeles: el muelle de Santa Mónica. Sin embargo, […]

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PacPark Playlist #2

Pacpark Playlist #2
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PacPark Playlist #2 envelops the West Coast sounds in this months curated music journey. Featuring hits from Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar & Tupac, each verse paints a vivid picture of Los Angeles & the places surrounding it. Hit play & listen as we pay an homage to one of the greatest culture hubs of all-time!  

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Frieze LA is coming to Santa Monica

Frieze Los Angeles 2022
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For the second year running, Santa Monica is set to host Los Angeles’ largest art fair, Frieze LA. Housed at Santa Monica Airport from February 29 to March 3, 2024, this influential global arts fair will feature more than 95 cutting-edge galleries from 21 different countries, plus an expansive program of installations, collaborations, and pop-ups from Los Angeles’ favorite restaurants. […]

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