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'Year Of The Tiger' To Run On Pacific Park's 90-Foot-Tall Ferris Wheel

Chinese New Year will be celebrated January 31-February 1

 

February 3, 2022

Pier Communications

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will celebrate the Lunar New Year of the "Tiger" on the 90-foot-tall Ferris Wheel while featuring "Happy New Year" in Chinese, along with displays of holiday red and gold colors, patterns and icons from popular Lunar New Year celebrations.

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. In Chinese culture and East Asian countries, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival or simply, Chinese New Year. Los Angeles is home to over 800,000 Asian Americans, the city's 3rd largest cultural subgroup. Lunar New Year is celebrated across the globe.

The Pacific Wheel's 174,000 LED lights are mounted on the Ferris wheel's structure including the 40 spokes and two hubs. The world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel's lighting system features 16.7 million color value combinations while the programming and display software presents imaging up to 24 frames per second 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.

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

When: Monday-Tuesday, January 31-February 1, 2022.

Hours: Sunset (about 5:23 p.m.) to Midnight.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is LA's only admission-free amusement park. It offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and seaside retail shopping. Prices and operating hours are subject to change. For more information and operating hours, please call 310-260-8744, visit pacpark.com, and go to Facebook.com/pacificpark, Instagram.com/pacpark or Twitter.com/pacpark.

NOTE: Turn your stationary cameras to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier or go to http://www.pacpark.com and from the homepage click on the Live Cams box and then See The Wheel for broadcast of live streaming HD video of the Lunar New Year Ferris wheel light show!

 

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