It was definitely a day fit for a President at Pacific Park yesterday! And to prove it, we snapped a few shots for your viewing pleasure! Want to feel Presidential? Stop by Pacific Park for the Royal Treatment
The complimentary illuminated rose and kisses sets the mood for a special ride on the Ferris wheel, cited one the most romantic spots in Los Angeles.
From the intimacy of one LED rose light to the sheer excitement of 160,000 LED Ferris wheel lights celebrating Valentine’s Day, Pacific Park treats the first 500 couples with a free Red LED Rose and delicious Chocolate Kisses as they board their romantic Ferris wheel ride on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
To receive the complimentary rose and kisses, couples simply need to purchase a ticket and go to the Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel entrance and notify the attraction’s operator and Pacific Park will provide the complimentary Valentine’s Day package.
The red LED rose is symbolic in light and love for the special day that also features 160,000 LED lights on the Ferris wheel showcasing a special Valentine’s Day program of red and white colors and patterns to celebrate the holiday.
“Valentine’s Day is a unique opportunity to celebrate the first 500 at 5:30 p.m. with a free rose and kisses that will illuminate the couples’ hearts and senses during the ride,” says Jeff Klocke, Vice President of Marketing and Administration at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “Recognized as one of the most romantic places in Los Angeles, Pacific Park offers Valentine’s Day guests a vista point of the southern California coastline not found anywhere else in the city.”
Westways magazine and AOL Digital Los Angeles cited Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel as one of Los Angeles’ most romantic spots. And Valentine’s Day couples will agree as they soar to heights of 130 feet above the beautiful Pacific Ocean while enjoying views of Catalina Island, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Malibu and Santa Monica Bay.
Today was a milestone for Pacific Park, as our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pacificpark has hit 10,000 Followers! To celebrate this incredible day, we thought this would be a good time to release all of the amazing photos that our fans have shared with us over the last week.
Thank you to all of our phenomenal fans and followers! Pacific Park is so happy to have all of you!!!
What a great way to kick off 2013!
The The Roots of Music will help kick off the old year and ring in the new one by marching from the Santa Monica Pier sign to the west end of the pier tomorrow, Sunday, December 30th at 5 P.M. The band will perform while en route to the west end and play about 10 minutes when settled near/on the amphitheater stairs. So come on down to Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park for great music, fun rides and the best way to ring in the New Year a day early!!!
About The Roots of Music: Roots of Music uses New Orleans’ musical heritage as a stepping stone to changing lives.
The Roots of Music’s mission is to support, teach, and protect at-risk youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting New Orleans great musical and cultural heritage. Our aim is to give the youth of our city the resources to live positive, productive, self-reliant lives.
The Roots of Music promotes self-sufficiency, working directly with economically disadvantaged at risk youth in New Orleans, developing the talent of young musicians while helping increase academic achievement and decrease at-risk behavior.
The Roots of Music runs New Orleans’ only free year-round academic and music education program. We provide 140 kids with programming in the areas of music education, academics, positive behaviors, and civic responsibility and life skills. The program runs after school Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays, and continues to do so throughout the summer vacation.
New Orleans music educators and musicians deliver the music education elements of the program. Positive role models within the community, these educators deliver instruction in life skills and responsible behaviors, working as mentors to our students. Volunteers from Tulane University serve our academic mentoring program, working one-on-one with Roots of Music students for one hour and fifteen minutes per session to provide homework assistance and help with literacy and numeracy.
We fully fund transport to and from the program each day for all our students so that they are able to attend classes. Additionally, at the conclusion of the program each day every student is provided with a nutritious meal.
Ring in 2013 with DJ Kirk Enochs mixing your favorite holiday jams and a Pacific Wheel Lighting Display of white patterns and colors this year at Pacific Park!
DJ Kirk Enochs is excited to be back on the Santa Monica Pier for this year’s Pacific Park New Year’s Eve Celebration! He has DJ’d this event for a number of years and each year seems to be bigger and better! Last year the revelers on the pier swelled into the thousands as DJ Kirk did his Midnight Countdown. Within a month of moving to Los Angeles in the spring of ’97, Kirk was hired as a DJ for one of the largest mobile entertainment companies is southern California. Shortly thereafter, he began working as an MC for events and parties and quickly became the most popular and the most requested MC/DJ at the company. In 2004 Kirk and DJ Craig Zuckerman, his buddy from College back in Missouri, decided to stop workin’ for the Man and form their own Mobile DJ company. And with that, voila, E-Z Beatz Entertainment was born. Kirk has also DJ’d at various Bars and Clubs all over Southern California. He spent six years as the resident DJ at “Clear” in Studio City and has Jockeyed the Discs at ”Blue” in Agoura Hills, “Xes”, “The Garden of Eden”, “Star Shoes”, ”Bardot”, & “The House of Blues” in Hollywood and “The Charleston” and “Penthouse” in Santa Monica. He currently has a Residency at “Circle Bar” in Santa Monica. Follow DJ Kirk Enochs on facebook at facebook.com/ezbeatzentertainment.
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier presents a celebration of white patterns and colors for New Year’s Eve. Pacific Park’s Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that present dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment each evening. The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting provides 75 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.
MUSIC + RIDES + GAMES = BEST NEW YEAR’S EVER
NOTE: Turn your stationary camera to Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier or go to www.pacpark.com and from the homepage click on the View Our Live Cam tab for live HD streaming video of the New Year’s Eve Ferris wheel light show!
To join the event and for more updates, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/178270938986356/
‘Tis better to give than to receive! And we shall do just that with the PacPark Instagram Contest! Tag us in your photo of Pacific Park (@pacpark) and use hashtag #pacparkcontest to enter! We shall compile all the photos into a gallery, and our panel of judges will choose the Top Two! The First Place Winner will receive Four Unlimited Ride Wristbands to Pacific Park, and the Second Place Winner will receive Two Unlimited Ride Wristbands! Contest Starts Now and Ends Christmas Day! Winners will be announced on December 27th! GOOD LUCK!
The countdown to Christmas has begun, which means crowded malls, limited parking, and worst of all, the longest checkout lines you will ever see. As you create your shopping list for all your loved ones, you close your eyes and imagine “the perfect gift.” And as most writers experience writer’s block, you are overwhelmed with the perfect gift block. Sally has always wanted a pony, but they are hard to wrap, put under a tree and where would you keep it. Timmy wants a BB Gun, but as we all know from “A Christmas Story,” he could shoot his eye out. You have eight nieces and nephews to shop for and you always fear buying the duplicate gift!
So why not take the stress out of Holiday shopping this year and defeat that perfect gift block by purchasing Inkie’s Annual Pass to Pacific Park, the gift that keeps on giving 365 days of the year! This pass includes: Unlimited ride wristband for personal use any day of the year, 20% off any food purchase throughout the year and 20% off any purchase on Merchandise! You could also purchase the individual Unlimited Ride Wristband and create the perfect Family Day Out for everyone to enjoy together!
So what are you waiting for? Hop online now, avoid the lines, the chaos and wrapping!
To purchase Inkie’s Annual Pass, visit: http://www.pacpark.com/annual-pass.php
To purchase the One Day Unlimited Ride Wristband, visit: http://www.pacpark.com/tickets/index.html
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
“Tis The Season To Be Jolly!” And what a season we have so far! Santa Monica has always been a beautiful city of lights and decor, but this year there is something even more special in the air! The holiday spirit has spread throughout our backyard of Santa Monica and so have events to go along with it! Here are some of our favorite events for this weekend that include fashion, cookies, the common gift cure and even an unsilent night.
Make sure to head to Pacific Park and check out how we have decked our halls (so to speak). Pictures of our decorations are after the events. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
FREE PEOPLE HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW
Friday, December 14th from 4PM – 6PM
Join Free People on Friday, December 14th, from 4-6pm for a Holiday Fashion Show in the store, featuring the newest holiday collection (including some specialty pieces)!
They will be hosting a live DJ, offering refreshments and giving away fun Free People goodies.
With each purchase made on the 14th, customers will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $50 Free People gift card.
Plus, appointments with Senior Stylist, Olivia Romero, are available so you can set aside your favorite items for Pre-sale before the event crowd sees them! Olivia will be available the 12th, 13th and morning of the 14th for private outfitting appointments.
Call Free People today to RSVP for the Fashion Show, or to make your appointment with Olivia:
Location: Santa Monica Place
For More Information, Visit: http://www.santamonicaplace.com/Events/FreePeopleHolidayFashionShow
***COOKIE MAKING & STORY TIME WITH MRS. CLAUS WILL ALSO BE AT SANTA MONICA PLACE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH FROM 11AM-1PM IN THE CENTER PLAZA***
GIFTED: THE CURE FOR THE COMMON GIFT
Saturday, December 15th from 12PM-8PM & Sunday, December 16th from 11AM-6PM
Looking for an alternative to assembly line presents? Something with a story, something one-of-a-kind? GIFTED is the cure for the common gift.
Grab your list and come down. GIFTED is a pop-up Holiday Market of artisan and craft booths, food and music, tucked right by Pier Burger on the deck.
We figured Holiday shopping is better with ocean breezes, communal picnic tables, snacks, DIY gift wrapping stations, holiday lights and tunes. Get the details at www.SantaMonicaPier.org/GIFTED
Feeling crafty? Yarnover Truck will be conducting a make + take workshop. Learn some finger knitting and finger crocheting techniques and walk away with a handmade gift for a close-knit friend. No experience necessary! Check them out here: www.YarnOverTruck.com
Location: Santa Monica Pier
For More Information, Visit: http://santamonicapier.org/gifted/
Sunday, December 16th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different “parts” simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece. Participants carry boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music. They then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective.
It all started in winter 1992, when Phil had an idea for a public artwork in the form of a holiday caroling party. He composed a multi-track electronic piece that was 45 minutes long (the length of one side of a cassette tape), invited a few dozen friends who gathered in Greenwich Village, gave each person a boombox with one of four tapes in it, and instructed everyone to hit PLAY at the same time. What followed was a sound unlike anything they had ever heard before: an evanescence filling the air, reverberating off the buildings and city streets as the crowd walked a pre-determined route. Phil says: “In effect, we became a city-block-long stereo system.”
The piece was so popular that it became an annual tradition, and then an international phenomenon, spreading across the USA and to other countries worldwide. Since 1992, it has been presented in over 50 cities and four continents, drawing crowds of up to 1,500 participants in cities like New York and San Francisco.
About his inspiration in starting Unsilent Night, Phil says: “It was a combination of my love for experimental electronic music and memories of Christmas caroling as a kid in Ohio.”
Flavorpill describes the New York event as: “An annual seasonal favorite, Unsilent Night is an open procession for an unlimited number of boomboxes that starts under the arch of Washington Square Park. Musically, it begins with delicate strains of Phil Kline’s composition rising as marchers turn their boomboxes up to 10 and wind their way through the streets of the East Village, enveloped in the bubble of Kline’s glorious ambient score. Unsilent Night’s pageant ends under the giant elm in Tompkins Square as the final notes once again reach up to the heavens, offering thanks for the past 45 minutes of joy and redemption.”
The meeting point is 1746 Ocean Front Walk, (directly in front of the rings).
Location: Ocean Front Walk 1746 Ocean Front, Santa Monica CA 90401
For More Information, Visit: www.unsilentnight.com
Just in time for the holidays, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier today tops Inkie, Pacific Park’s loveable mascot, with Southern California’s largest Santa Claus hat at Pacific Park’s north entryway of the Santa Monica Pier.
The 150 pound red Santa hat with 40 feet of material, including the white trim on the brim and oversized pompom, sits atop the aluminum and steel Inkie structure. Inkie’s Santa Hat is 18 feet tall and 26 feet in circumference. The red floppy section hangs down approximately 10 feet and the pompom is 3 feet across.
The oversized Inkie hovers above the pier deck with numerous tentacles that provide shade for guests and cover over the oceanfront food court. The Inkie entryway structure debuted with the opening of Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in May 1996.
“We continue to look at intriguing new ways to celebrate the holidays at Pacific Park and by taking advantage of Inkie’s unique size and pier location this is a fun way to spread holiday cheer,” says Jeff Klocke, Vice President of Marketing and Administration at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “From Inkie’s new Santa hat to the gigantic Christmas tree at the roller coaster, we have decorated the entire two acre park with holiday decor unique to the Santa Monica Pier while creating a distinct Southern California experience.”
Pacific Park also presents a lifelike Santa Claus on Frog Hopper, the 18-foot-tall children’s spring ride this holiday season. Santa takes center seat as Frog Hopper leaps up to seven young riders straight up and down to heights of nearly two stories providing a feeling of weightlessness and excitement.
Admission to Pacific Park is free. The price for an individual Frog Hopper ride is $3. Pacific Park’s best value is the all-day wristband, providing unlimited use of rides, at $15.95 for guests 7 years and below and $22.95 for guests 8 years and older.
As a leader in sustainability, Pacific Park is introducing a solar-powered holiday wreath this season that’s affixed to the lead car of the West Coaster roller coaster. The colorful wreath lights are powered by two small solar panels set in the garland. Pacific Park introduced the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel and the world’s first wind-powered amusement park game among a variety of other business greening initiatives.
The Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel’s 160,000 LED lights, the roller coaster track lighting’s 3,000 LED lights and the park Christmas tree’s 2,000 LED lights will present a variety of colors featuring energy-efficient and dynamic, custom, lighting entertainment each evening.
Inkie’s Santa hat was designed, produced and installed by Abel McCallister Designs, 7435 Greenbush Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91605.
LifeFormations of Ohio custom designed the 6-foot-tall, lifelike Santa Claus for Pacific Park. The have also provided creations for Disney, Universal and Hollywood Wax Museum among others.
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only admission free amusement park, offers 12 amusement rides, 18 midway games and an oceanfront food plaza. In addition to the Pacific Wheel solar-powered Ferris wheel, Pacific Park’s signature rides include The West Coaster, a steel roller coaster that races 55 feet above the Santa Monica Bay; and Inkie’s Air Lift Balloon Ride, the high-flying, family-sharing kids’ ride. For additional information and hours of operation, call 310-260-8744, visit www.pacpark.com, follow on Twitter: @pacpark and Like at Facebook: facebook.com/pacificpark.
TIME FOR A MAKEOVER! Our Facebook Page is about to get a whole new look! Last week, we told you we had redesigned our tabs and profile picture to start a whole new image! We asked what else you would like to see from us, and we posted our favorite suggestions! What do you think? The top 2 that receive the highest number of votes will be done! Vote at www.facebook.com/pacificpark