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New Year’s Eve belongs to Times Square but New Year’s Day is all California’s and Pasadena’s with the Tournament of Roses Parade! Welcome the new year by attending the annual Rose Parade and delight in the tradition and pageantry of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands.


• Learn the fascinating history of the parade from a Tournament of Roses insider and hear from a past Rose Queen about her reign.
• Attend Bandfest to watch and listen to prize-winning bands performing field shows.
• Become a part of the spectacle as you help decorate one of the elaborate Rose Parade floats, attend the parade itself and view floats up close at the Post Parade.

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One of our most popular events, this program is limited to 360 participants, with many activities divided into smaller groups.
Enjoy the same Tournament of Roses Parade experience at an upgraded hotel. Learn more!

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day. Climbing stadium/bleacher stairs and sitting on bleacher seats without backs. Standing for several hours while working on floats.

Date Notes
Due to a long-standing tradition, the parade is never held on a Sunday. Therefore, the parade will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

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Dec 29 — Jan 3, 2017 $1549
Reduced prices starting at $1349

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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