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Celebrate New Years Day at the Rose Parade

January 01, 2019

To start your new year off right, you’ll want to make the thirty-minute drive to Pasadena for an LA—and nationwide—tradition. Since its first parade in 1890, the Rose Parade has remained a beautiful tradition to show off California’s year-round sunshine. The parade is a fun, family affair where you can watch elaborate floral floats make their way down the streets of Pasadena. You’ll also enjoy musical performances, marching bands from all over, and the crowning of the Rose Queen and her court! Once the parade is finished, you can admire the floral floats from up close as they remain on display on Villa Street. But the excitement doesn’t end there. Immediately following the parade is the big Rose Bowl football game. This All-American celebration is a wonderful way to kick off your new year, and an even better way to remember your trip to LA.