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.
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Program No. 10515RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 3L 5D
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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 Rose 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.
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 after the 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.
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Julie King (former Rose Queen)
Julie Myers King, the 1988 Tournament of Roses® Queen, is a marketing specialist for the financial planning firm Hesen and Haslam. Previously, King worked as a paraprofessional for the Las Virgenes Unified School District, specializing in elementary education. Her experiences as Rose Queen include appearances on television shows and travels to Canada and Japan. In her spare time, she is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 127 in Agoura Hills. She is the mother of two Eagle Scouts and a Life Scout.

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

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