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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.

International Women’s Day Ferris Wheel Lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

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Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier celebrates Women’s History Month with a special lighting of the Pacific Wheel on March 8, International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a day of activism and celebration for everyone committed to women’s equality. To mark the occasion, Pacific Park’s famous, solar-powered Ferris wheel will be lit up using the colors purple, green […]

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Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival is Here

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Coinciding with Frieze LA 2024, the inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival (LAWFF) is taking place March 1–3 in Santa Monica, near the base of the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This brand-new addition to Los Angeles’ culinary landscape is presented by IMG (the company behind Taste of London and Frieze) and will see dozens of outstanding chefs come together to celebrate […]

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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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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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Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship Returns to Santa Monica Pier

A crowd gathered outside a green stage underneath the Pacific Park sign on the Santa Monica Pier
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Get ready for the ultimate showdown in competitive eating as the Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin’ Eating Championship returns to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on World Pistachio Day, February 26th, 2024. This year’s event promises to be even more thrilling, with legendary Joey Chestnut set to return and face reigning champion Nick Wehry for a spectacular display of […]

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Amazon’s “Candy Cane Lane” Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Actor Eddie Murphy in a festive holiday sweater as character Chris Carver in Amazon Prime's Candy Cane Lane
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Pacific Park has partnered with Amazon Prime Films to produce a festive light program that counts down the 12 Days of Christmas on the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park is partnering with Amazon Prime Video on a festive holiday light program featuring blue, green and red colors, patterns, and icons that will be displayed on the […]

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Polish Independence Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

The red and white polish flag depicted on the Pacific Wheel in Santa Monica.
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red and white on Sunday, November 12 in recognition of Polish Independence Day. Saturday, November 11th, is Independence Day in Poland. The date commemorates the anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s sovereignty as the Second Polish Republic in 1918 from the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires following the first world war. […]

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Veterans’ Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

The Pacific Wheel lit in red, white, and blue for Veterans Day at dusk as seen from the beach south of the Santa Monica Pier | photo by @_cguetta
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The city of Santa Monica joins the U.S. Army for a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. on the western half of the Santa Monica Pier parking deck; the Pacific Wheel will be lit in honor of veterans on Friday and Saturday evenings. The City of Santa Monica will once again celebrate military veterans and their […]

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