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Tournament of Roses Rose Bowl Parade
Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Uniquely Here
The 130th Tournament of Roses Rose Parade kicks off on January 1, 2019, at 8 a.m., traveling 5.5 miles along Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Pasadena. The nationally televised New Year's... Read More
The 130th Tournament of Roses Rose Parade kicks off on January 1, 2019, at 8 a.m., traveling 5.5 miles along Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Pasadena. The nationally televised New Year's Day parade is famed for its extravagant floats that are constructed with thousands of flowers, roses and other beautiful blossoms. Presented by Honda, and themed "The Melody of Life," there will be around 40 floats, as well as numerous marching bands, horse-drawn carriages and much more. Singer Chaka Khan is this year's Tournament of Roses Parade Grand Marshal. Admission is free along the parade route, with people camping out the night before to get prime spots on the sidewalk. Or tickets may be purchased for various grandstands, ranging in price from $100 to $55, depending on the spot along the route. The festivities conclude by 1 p.m. when the Rose Bowl college football playoff semifinal begins.
- Things to Do in December: "Buy parking passes along with grandstand seats and you are guaranteed a spot within a one mile walk of your seats."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: America's New Year's Day celebrations are traditionally anchored by this Southern California parade institution.