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🕐 Pacific Park is now in limited operation. The ticket booth closes at 7 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 PM Friday to Sunday. Please check our operating calendar before planning your visit.

📅 The Santa Monica Pier hosts events year-round so when planning your trip to Santa Monica or looking for things to do on the West Side of Los Angeles, be sure to check our calendar of events for Santa Monica.

Pacific Wheel

The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel gives visitors a panoramic view of the Southern California coastline from more than 130 feet above the Santa Monica Pier. Measuring 85 feet, the Wheel moves at 2.5 revolutions per minute with intermittent stops to pick up passengers. Features more than 174,000 energy-efficient LED lights that display dynamic, eye-popping computer-generated lighting entertainment in the evenings.

See the Pacific Wheel and watch our nightly light programs on our live-streaming webcams.

Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier

Fast Facts

The Pacific Wheel is the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel.

Height Requirement: 42” or under 42″ with adult. All riders above the age of 3 must have a valid ticket or wristband.

State law prohibits single riders on open gondola-style Ferris wheels.

Upcoming Light Programs on the Pacific Wheel

October 28, 2022
  • Special Wheel Lighting: Halloween/ Dia de los Muertos

    Pacific Park To Display 90-Foot Tall, High-Flying Ghoulish Ghost On Its Ferris Wheel For Halloween

    If you visit the beach in Santa Monica this Halloween you might see a spooky ghost fly across the 90ft face of the Pacific Wheel. The Ferris wheel’s 174K LEDs will be all dressed up for Halloween; the Pacific Wheel may appear as an orange ghost, a green Frankenstein monster or a smiling vampire. The seasonal light program will repeat nightly all week long, through Dia de los Muertos, and the weekend following Halloween.

    October 28, 2022
    October 30, 2022