Memorial Day Ferris Wheel Lighting on the Santa Monica Pier
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The Pacific Wheel will be lit red, white, and blue on Friday, May 28 to Monday, May 31 in recognition of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday each May in the United States as an opportunity to recognize military personnel who died in service. The national holiday is celebrated widely as an extended weekend and opportunity for family and friends to get together. Memorial Day is considered by some as the start of summer while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of fall.
Pacific Park celebrates Memorial Day each year with a special light program on the Pacific Wheel with brilliant patterns in red, white and blue. The nightly program features an animated, waving American flag.
This special light program will run dusk (around 7:30 PM) to midnight on Friday, May 28 to Monday, May 31. The best views of the Pacific Wheel light programs are from the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk just west of the amusement park or on the beaches south of the Pier. If you can’t make it down for this special lighting event, you can always check out the lights on the Pacific Wheel viewing Pacific Park’s live-streaming webcams. Click here to view the live webcam of Santa Monica Pier.