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  • Friday, December 8, the amusement park will close early at 5 PM
  • Tuesday, December 12, the amusement park will close early at 5 PM
  • Thursday, December 14, the amusement park will close early at 5 PM
  • Saturday, December 16, the amusement park will close early at 4 PM

🕐 For a full schedule of hours, please check our operating calendar before planning your visit.

Rams Wild Card Weekend Ferris wheel lighting at the Santa Monica Pier

LA Rams Mascot depicted on the Pacific Wheel | Photo by @rams
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The Pacific Wheel will be yellow and blue in support of the LA Rams for NFL’s Wild Card Weekend.

The LA Rams take on the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium this Monday night for a chance at the NFC Wild Card which is the next step for the Rams return to the Super Bowl. Rams have 12 wins so far this season. A win Monday night would send the Rams to the NFC divisional game the following weekend. Super Bowl 56 will take place at SoFi stadium on February 13, the first time since 1993 that the NFL has held their championship in Los Angeles.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Sunday, January 16 to Monday, January 17. 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 Rams Wildcard Weekend

Sunday, January 16 to Monday, January 17
dusk (around 5 PM) to midnight

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier


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 @pacpark

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