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Get Pictures With Surfer Santa on the Santa Monica Pier

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Get your photo taken with Surfer Santa on the Santa Monica Pier

Before Santa works his magic all night long on Christmas Eve, he’s surfin’ on over to Santa Monica to take photos with guests on the Pier. In true Santa Monica style, Santa will be beach-ready during his stop at the Santa Monica Pier.


In the Central Plaza (next to Pier Burger) you can line up to get your photo taken with a real Surfer Santa from 11 AM – 5 PM on Sunday, December 8th. This is a free photo opportunity brought to you by Pacific Park.


Once you get your photo taken with Santa, surf on over to Pacific Park and take a ride on the iconic Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel so you can get a glimpse of what Santa sees when he rides over the Pacific Ocean on Christmas Eve! The Pacific Wheel stands 130 feet over the water and gives riders views of the California coastline from Point Dume in the north all the way to the Palos Verdes peninsula in the south.

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