Rose Parade®: A Heritage to Celebrate

Celebrate New Year’s Day at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, learning about the parade’s history, watching award-winning bands and helping decorate a signature Rose Parade float.
Rating (4.86)
Program No. 10515RJ
6 days
Starts at
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 3L 5D
View Full Itinerary

At a Glance

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.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Urban Gardens of Los Angeles

Extend your stay in Los Angeles to discover the city’s richest, most beautiful urban gardens. Explore these peaceful landscapes and learn their history from local experts.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile per day, standing for several hours, climbing stairs and sitting on bleacher seats without backs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

One of our most popular events, this program is limited to 315 participants at each hotel, with many activities divided into smaller groups. If you are interested in seeing the Rose Parade® along with other popular Southern California sites while staying at a beachside hotel, take a look "The Best of California: The Reagan Library to the Channel Islands" (#14491) that also begins on December 28th.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Tommy Cairns (Float Judge)
Dr. Tommy Cairns is an internationally renowned rose expert and an award-winning rose exhibitor. He’s a frequent judge at international rose shows and has served as a Rose Parade® judge and also as the judges’ instructor for the organization. Tommy is the author of “The Ultimate Rose Book” and a current editor of World Rose News. At his Studio City home, the Scottish-born Cairns enjoys almost 1,000 rose bushes, which he competitively exhibits on an international level.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
Tommy Cairns (Float Judge)
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Suggested Reading List
View 8 books

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback