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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.

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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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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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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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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Wear Red Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

American Heart Association Ferris Wheel
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red on Friday, February 2 in recognition of Wear Red Day. Every year, on the first Friday of February, the American Heart Association, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, encourages the public to wear red to raise awareness and inspire them to live healthy and well to fight America’s […]

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Holidays Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

An image of the Santa Monica Pier at dusk as seen from Downtown Santa Monica at dusk with a snow man depicted in lights on the Ferris wheel. Photo by @kauaidreamerimages
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The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red and green with fun festive themes on Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 30 for the holidays. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel will highlight bright and shimmery colors and patterns of the holiday season including a 90-foot-tall, super-sized snowman animated to wave merrily over the Pacific […]

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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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