Starting Tonight and Through the Weekend: Pier’s Ferris Wheel To Light Up The Nights With A 90-Feet Tall Waving American Flag


What:             Pacific Park will join other area landmarks in lighting red, white and blue, and the Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel will display a 90-feet tall, animated American flag for the Fourth of July weekend celebration.

Independence Day in the United States is celebrated annually on July 4th and commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies were no longer subject to the monarchy of Britain and were united, free, and independent states. July 4th is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, backyard barbecues, picnics at the beach, organized civic ceremonies, and much more.

The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 174,000 LED lights that are mounted on the Ferris wheel’s 40 spokes and two hubs. The Ferris wheel’s lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations to display dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment. The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting provides 81 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.

The Ferris wheel soars nine stories high and lifts riders more than 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean to offer extraordinary views of the Southern California coastline from its location on the internationally popular Santa Monica Pier.

Where:           Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

When:             Wednesday-Sunday, July 3-7, 2024.

Hours:            Ferris wheel light show – Sunset (about 8:09 p.m.) to 12:30 a.m.

Who:               Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, Snackville with five fun food offerings and seaside retail shopping. Prices and operating hours are subject to change. For more information and operating hours, please call 310-260-8744, visit, and go to, or

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