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SPECIAL HOURS:

  • 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.

Pacific Park in the News | March 2024

Pacific Park as seen from the beaches south of the Santa Monica Pier
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Pacific Park is regularly featured in news articles, vlogs, and the media. Below are our picks for the top news and blogs mentioning Pacific Park and the Santa Monica Pier for January through March, 2024. Hollywood Reporter ‘Percy Jackson’ Stars and Fans Takeover Santa Monica Pier Ahead of Finale “Ahead of the season 1 finale of Percy Jackson and the [...] Read More

Giving Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier as seen from the air south of the pier
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red on Wednesday, March 27 in recognition of Giving Day. In partnership with the American Red Cross, the Pacific Wheel will be lit red and white on the evening of March 27 in recognition of Giving Day. Giving Day is an opportunity for local communities to come together on one day […]

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Earth Hour Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be ‘lights off’ for one hour on Saturday, March 23 in recognition of Earth Hour. Earth Hour, one of the largest global grassroots movements for the environment, will virtually bring together millions of people, businesses and leaders from around the world to raise awareness on the urgent need to address nature loss and […]

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St Patrick’s Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit green on Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 in recognition of St Paddys Day. The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit green all weekend for St Patrick’s Day. Pacific Park will be joining other landmark’s from across the globe including The Sydney Opera House, Leaning Tower of Pisa, […]

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March is Red Cross Month at the Santa Monica Pier

The American Red Cross displayed in lights on the Pacific Wheel
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red on Friday, March 1 in recognition of March is Red Cross Month 2024. The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is kicking off its annual Red Cross Month celebration in March to honor local community heroes who help ensure their neighbors never face crises alone. Join the Red Cross at […]

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Valentines Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

The words "Love You" displayed in a heart on the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica for Valentines Day
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The Pacific Wheel will be lit red, pink, with lots of hearts on Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16 to celebrate Valentines Day. The Pacific Wheel will once again light up for love this Valentine’s Day with a special light program that features hearts and fun emojis. Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is an annual celebration […]

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Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Contest

Competitive Eaters stand on the stage at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier after the first annual Wonderful Pistachios Get Cracking Eating Competition.
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February 26 is World Pistachio Day and LA Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa tackles Major League Eating’s top competitors at Pacific Park for another world-record attempt at cracking pistachios. Professional football player and current Los Angeles Chargers linebacker, Joey Bosa, will compete against World Champion Competitive Eater Joey Chestnut during the second annual Wonderful® Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship on World […]

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Year of the Dragon Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Lunar New Year Ferris Wheel
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red and gold on Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11 to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. Pacific Park will join millions around the world in celebrating Lunar New Year. The Pacific Wheel will be lit red and gold and feature a green dragon […]

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Santa Monica Celebrates Black History Month

BHM PacPark
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This year, the City of Santa Monica is encouraging learning and discovery with a series of free events and suggested activities for Black History Month. Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history and society. It is […]

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Odesza Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Odeza Ferris Wheel
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit violet, white on Monday, January 29 with the colors and designs of electronic dance duo, Odesza. Live Nation Entertainment is once again partnering with Pacific Park to announce a special performance by Odesza at BMO Stadium this Summer. Odesza is an American electronic music duo originating from the Pacific Northwest that […]

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