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Light the World in Teal Ferris wheel lighting for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Published on October 31, 2023

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit teal on Thursday, November 2 in recognition of Light the World in Teal.

Pacific Park will join more than 800 landmarks around the globe for Light the World in Teal, and awareness campaign for supporting Alzheimer’s patients and their families on Friday, November 2. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) produces the “Light the World in Teal” campaign to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. People and places around the globe are invited to take part in the annual awareness initiative and can learn more by visiting Teal is AFA’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Color.

The Pacific Wheel will be lit in teal colors and feature icons from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 2. 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 Light the World in Teal

Thursday, November 2
dusk (around 5 PM) to midnight

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier


“Every person and place that participates in this global initiative is making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease- and the more that join, the more awareness we will raise about Alzheimer’s,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President and CEO. “We invite everyone to ‘go teal’ on November 3 to show their support for the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s.”

More than 800 landmarks in all 50 states and 13 other countries have already signed up to “go teal” on November 3. From iconic skyscrapers, bridges and sports stadiums to small town village halls, each one will be turning teal to shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals can also participate in raising Alzheimer’s awareness by “going teal” on their own November 3 by wearing teal or posting photos on their social media platforms using the hashtag #AFALightTheWorldInTeal.

Families looking for additional information about Alzheimer’s disease or support services can contact AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484 or visit

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 @curiel_ad