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New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2021 at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on December 26, 2020

Ring in the New Year from the comfort of home: Pacific Park Presents “The West Coast New Year’s Eve Countdown To 2021 on The Pacific Wheel” virtual celebration

Stay at home this New Year’s Eve and watch the West Coast’s countdown to 2021 online and streaming on social media from Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The “West Coast New Year’s Eve Countdown 2021 on The Pacific Wheel” streams live on December 31, beginning at 11:30 PM, and will feature fun designs, colorful displays, and a 60 second countdown in huge animated numbers on the Pacific Wheel. Following the countdown, the Ferris wheel will display “Happy New Year” in 16 different languages including Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, and Japanese.

New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2021 at the Santa Monica Pier

11:30 PM – Pacific Coast Time

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“From anywhere in America guests can enjoy the Ferris wheel’s 90-feet tall countdown numbers to ring in the New Year shinning brilliantly 40 feet over the Pacific Ocean atop the Santa Monica Pier,” said Nathan Smithson, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “This New Year’s Eve presentation is all about celebrating safely. Our countdown can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home as we all get through this pandemic together.”

Whether you’re reveling or relaxing, simply go to to see options for live streaming the countdown on your TV, computer, or mobile device.

Watch the West Coast Countdown to 2021 Streamed on YouTube

The countdown will be simulcast to our YouTube page. Simple search “Pacific Park” in your YouTube app or go to YouTube is a great option for watching the countdown on your smart TV or if you don’t want to log into your social media account.

Facebook Live will also have the Ferris wheel countdown from Santa Monica

We will be streaming the countdown live on our Facebook page ( Interact with other Pacific Park friends in the chat and let us know which Ferris wheel light design is your favorite.

You can also see the 2021 countdown on Twitter via Periscope

Twitter is also an option and works great on your mobile device. Be sure to tag @pacpark so we can see your comments.

Stream the West Coast 2021 countdown on Twitch

Perhaps the most popular way to watch live streams throughout the past year has been on the popular streaming app Twitch. Connect with others across the globe virtually in the chat while you countdown the end of 2020 together. Find us on on Twitch and subscribe to our channel at

See live video of the Santa Monica Pier Countdown on Pacific Park’s Webcams

This special New Year’s Eve light program can also be seen on our live-streaming webcams which show beautiful views of the Park and Pier 24-hours a day.

In addition to streaming this live countdown at home, you can invite others to join in on the fun using any popular screen share or virtual meeting platform. Zoom is currently offering free, unlimited meetings on New Year’s Eve so you can enjoy their virtual meeting platform with no limits on the duration of your video call (free Zoom accounts are usually capped at meetings that last just 40 minutes). If you don’t have a Zoom account yet, its free to sign up, works on any computer or the free Zoom app for mobile phones and tablets. Once you start our stream on YouTube or our webcam page, you can “Share your screen” so that everyone in your Zoom meeting can see the countdown all at once.

The Pacific Wheel’s 174,000 LED lights are mounted on the Ferris wheel’s structure including the 40 spokes and two hubs. The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel’s lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations displaying dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment.

The Santa Monica Pier was reopened to guests in June, but will be closed to the public on New Year’s Weekend. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s rides and attractions, including the Pacific Wheel and West Coaster, remain closed until further notice. Read more information about our limited operations.

Photo by @mikeanthony.creative