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Pacific Park in the News | December 2023

Published on January 3, 2024

Pacific Park is regularly featured in news articles, vlogs, and the media. Below are our picks for the top news and blogs mentioning Pacific Park and the Santa Monica Pier for October – December, 2023.

Audrina Patridge photographed by a step-and-repeat | Photo by Vivien Best/Getty Images for UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

USA Today

Celebs turn out for 24th annual ‘Party on the Pier’ benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

“The Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted a great cause on November 5, with the famous Southern California landmark providing the setting for the annual “Party on the Pier” benefiting UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. It was the 24th year for the benefit, which aims to provide unlimited funding for crucial programs that directly benefit children treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital locations around the world.”

Photo by Vivien Best/Getty Images for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Santa Monica Daily Press

Pier emergency services tested in simulated hostage situation

“Emergency scenarios, whether they be natural disasters or man-made problems, are taken very seriously as removing thousands of people from one of the country’s most famous landmarks is a huge task. Consequently, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), Fire Department and Coast Guard developed a multi-agency training exercise to better prepare for the unlikely event of a disaster-induced rapid pier evacuation.”

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Pacific Wheel lit up in purple and gold for Kobe Bryant

NBC Los Angeles

The Pacific Wheel will shimmer with seasonal sights over fourteen not-too-frightful nights

“There is, however, one place where the Halloween lights go big and bright, and the Día de los Muertos symbols and sights, too: The Pacific Wheel. The Santa Monica attraction, a solar-powered Ferris wheel that turns near the terminus of Santa Monica Pier, is known for its festive odes to various holidays and important local events.”

Photo courtesy of @excuseyouproductions

Cadets march on the Santa Monica Pier holding flags for Veterans' Day

ABC Los Angeles

Santa Monica honors military veterans with ceremony including helicopter flyby, concert at pier

“The city of Santa Monica on Friday honored the men and women of the U.S. military with its biggest Veterans Day event ever. The fourth annual celebration once again took place on the Santa Monica Pier.”

Lakers Thanksgiving Feast 2023

“This year, the Lakers hosted over 150 guests from local community partners for a feast at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Families, kids, and chaperones from LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Center, Mixed Roots, Heart of Los Angeles, Watts Skills Academy, the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley gathered under the stars to eat a full Thanksgiving meal from Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ.”

Teen Vogue

Nespresso and Noah Beck Prove Any Nook Can Be a Coffee Nook With the Vertuo Pop Machine

“Nespresso showed that big taste can come in even the smallest of spaces with their Vertuo Pop Café experience at the Santa Monica Pier on August 10, hosted by social media star Noah Beck.”

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has been featured in over 1,000 movies, TV shows and music videos, and is regularly featured in the press. As the most Instagrammed location in Los Angeles, the Pier regularly hosts social media influencers, Twitch streamers, YouTubers, and content creators. For more information on partnering with Pacific Park, read about media inquiries for the Santa Monica Pier.

Feature image courtesy of @nespresso