• Saturday, December 28, 2019 - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Rose Parade

    Before and after the Rose Parade there are many activities such as float decorating and viewing. On New Year’s Day, people from all over the world come to Pasadena to attend and participate in the Rose Parade. The Rose Parade – a festival of flowers, marching bands, and equestrians is America’s New Year’s Celebration.

    This year’s theme is “The Power of Hope”, celebrating the influence of optimism and hope. The theme encourages creativity in the float entries such as the float entries, marching bands, and the equestrian participants.

    Float Viewing

    Watch the majestic floats come together at Rosemont Pavilion. Volunteers and float builders apply a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses, and of course, breathtaking flowers. Advanced tickets are available for three public viewing locations. Times are allocated for general public viewing, including tour operators. Order your tickets through Sharp Seating or same-day tickets may be available. Considerable waiting periods should be expected.

    • December 28: 11 AM – 7 PM
    • December 29: 9 AM – 7 PM
    • December 30: 11 AM – 5 PM
    • December 31: 11 AM – 1 PM (advance purchase only)


    Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended by purchasing online or by calling Sharp Seating at (626) 795-4171.

    • General Admission | $15.00
    • Children 5 and under | Free
    Float Viewing Tickets


    Float viewing will take place at Rosemont Pavilion, located at 700 Seco Street in Pasadena, CA. Parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis in various parking lots near the Rosemont Pavilion and Jackie Robinson Baseball Field.

    Float Decorating

    Approximately 7 locations offer participatory float decorating.  Walk-ins are welcome at most locations, though work is not guaranteed. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to participate and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Groups must phone ahead to see if arrangements are possible.  In most cases a 4-hour volunteer commitment is required.

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