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Labor Day Weekend 2022 Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on August 29, 2022

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit red, white, and blue on Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5 in recognition of Labor Day Weekend 2022.

Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September as an annual celebration of the economic and social accomplishments of the American workforce.

Pacific Park will join other landmarks across the country in displaying red, white and blue colors in observance of the holiday for the weekend of September 2-5.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5. 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 Labor Day Weekend 2022

Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5
dusk (around 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 programming 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 @alexc43