The Pacific Wheel turns blue for World Day of Bullying Prevention

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel with blue lights

The Pacific Wheel will turn blue for World Day of Bullying Prevention.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and on Monday, October 5th the Pacific Wheel will join other national landmarks by turning blue for the evening to raise awareness for World Day of Bullying Prevention. World Day of Bullying Prevention was created by STOMP Out Bullying, a non-profit organization, to signify the importance of preventing bullying. It is observed on the first Monday of each October.

STOMP Out Bullying encourages everyone to #BlueUp on October 5th by wearing their organization’s shirt or creating your own blue shirt so that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S. It is dedicated to changing the culture for all students and works to promote civility, inclusion, and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. 

Pacific Park will join STOMP Out Bullying in spreading their message with a special light program on the Ferris wheel on the evening of Monday, October 5th. The Ferris wheel lights can be seen from dusk until 11:30 PM each evening. Enjoy watching the light program from the comfort of your own home on our live-streaming web cams at www.pacpark.com/live.

WHAT:

Special Lighting of the Pacific Wheel for World Day of Bullying Prevention

WHEN:

Monday, October 5th
Dusk to midnight (a little after 7:30 PM)

WHERE:

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

See the lights from home at www.pacpark.com/live

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.

The Ferris wheel’s light programs can be seen nightly lighting the waters around the Santa Monica Pier and are regularly featured in news broadcasts across the country. Pacific Park accepts special lighting requests from the public as part of a sponsorship arrangement with the Park. Because of the large volume of these requests, not all submissions can be met, and the Park no longer offers pro bono lighting requests. To learn more about these and other opportunities to partner with Pacific Park, please visit www.pacpark.com/sponsorships.

Feature image courtesy of @abdelbailabaila.

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