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International Women’s Day Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on February 28, 2023

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit purple, green and white on Wednesday, March 8 in recognition of International Women’s Day.

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.

This special light program on the Ferris wheel features purple, green and white, the colors of International Women’s Day that signify justice, dignity, and hope.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, March 8. The Ferris wheel lights can be seen from dusk until 11:35 PM each evening. Enjoy watching the light program online at

Special Lighting of the Pacific Wheel for International Women’s Day 2023

Wednesday, March 8
dusk (around 6 – 7 PM) to midnight

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier


See the lights from home at

Pacific Park regularly programs the Ferris wheel to display seasonal programing and themed light designs for holidays and special occasions. The Pacific Wheel’s state-of-the-art lighting package was installed in 2016 and can display over 1.6 million different colors and animate patterns and icons in 24 frames per second. The energy efficient LEDs on the face of the Ferris wheel are powered by solar arrays inside Pacific Park. The light programs are curated and designed by Pacific Park staff. Each design is manually animated; some designs can take hours of programming. The aim is to provide fun, high-energy, and sometimes whimsical designs to entertain guests on the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding beaches.


Feature image courtesy of @freddy__cortes