Each fall for the past 14 years Mattel Children’s Hospital has hosted Mattel Party on the Pier in Santa Monica, Ca. This is a fun event for families with children who have been patients of the hospital and supporters of the hospital. Guests can play carnival games (every player wins a Mattel toy as a prize) and ride the rides at the Santa Monica Pier. Mattel is the main sponsor and kids and families attending can really stock up on their favorite toys like Barbies and Hot Wheels. The event is benefiting Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. This year’s event will take place October 5th, 2014 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. This year, Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress and mother of two young children, will be hosting. She will be joined by young Disney actors and actresses as well other celebrities to sign autographs, take pictures with guests and help out in the game booths.
Tickets are available online now!
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, one of the highest-rated children’s hospitals in California, is a vital component of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, ranked the fifth best hospital in nation and best in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report. Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents. The hospital’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere and to improve the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases.
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I’ve attended the event for 3 yrs in a row and met tons of stars. They each take turns meeting fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures for part of the time. Then they work at the various carnival games.
Last year Calum Worthy, Raini Rodriguez, Jake Short, Francesca Capaldi, Jordan Fisher, Chrissie Fit, Stefanie Scott and more attended. The year be before that G Hannelius, Spencer Boldman, Aiden Mincks and Bella Thorne were just some of the celeb guests.
Each ticket includes unlimited rides, access to the celeb meet and greets, lunch from one of the restaurants in the Pacific Park section of the pier and a goodie/ swag bag.
Tickets to play the carnival games cost extra. But remember you win a toy every time whether you win or lose.
The event is only from 10-2 which goes by fast so make sure you arrive early enough to park and enjoy the whole time.
Here’s an updated list of celebs attending the event.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash”); Dodger Alumni Al Downing, Ron Cey, Shawn Green and Ken Landreaux; the cast of “Girl Meets World,” including Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, and Corey Fogelmanis; Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”); Willow Shields (The Hunger Games trilogy); George Newbern (“Scandal”); Carrie Ann Inaba and Jonathan Bennett (“Dancing with the Stars”); Nathan Kress (“iCarly”); G Hannelius (“Dog with a Blog”); Augie Isaac (“Mighty Med”); Austin North (“I Didn’t Do It”); Cade Sutton (“Kirby Buckets”); Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie); Dylan R. Snyder (“Kickin’ It”); Devan Leos (“Mighty Med”); Francesca Capaldi (“Dog with a Blog”); Ciara Bravo (“Red Band Society”); Hal Sparks (“Lab Rats”); Jacob Betrand (“Kirby Buckets”); Tiffany Espensen (“Kirby Buckets”); Laura Marano (“Austin and Ally”); Karan Brar (“Jessie”); Jordan Fisher (Teen Beach Movie); Landry Bender (“Crash and Bernstein”); Mckenna Grace (“Crash and Bernstein”); Amber Montana (“Haunted Hathaways”); Mekai Curtis (“Kirby Buckets”); Taylor Spreitler (“Melissa and Joey”); Olivia Holt (“I Didn’t Do It”); Olivia Stuck (“Kirby Buckets”); Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”); Raini Rodriguez (“Austin & Ally”); Sarah Gilman (“I Didn’t Do It”); Skai Jackson (“Jessie”); Temara Melek (singer); and more to be announced.