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December 28th, 2012 by Temple City Tribune
Monday – Dec. 31, 2012
Rose Parade Float Decorating
Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena
Brookside Pavilion (accessible to disabled visitors): 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena (Lot I, South side of the Rose Bowl Stadium)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PST)
Rose Palace: 835 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PST)
$10 for adults; free for children five and under; free for working media
Street parking available
Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2013 Rose Parade presented by Honda. Get a backstage glimpse of the floral floats in their final stages of preparation at any of our three locations. You will see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, flowers being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers. For more information visit the Float Decorating section on the Tournament of Roses site.
Official Car Decorating
: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena (Rose Bowl Stadium Lot I, Tent)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PST)
FTD florists decorating official vehicles for Rose Parade President, Grand Marshal, 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees and Mayor of Pasadena.
Rose Bowl Game® Kickoff Luncheon
Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena (Pavilion Tent, Rose Bowl Stadium, Lot K)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST)
Parking: Free in Lot K
Note: The Kickoff Luncheon is a dynamic mid-day pep rally featuring celebrity sportscasters as they present the university coaches, athletes, marching bands and pep squads of the teams participating in the 99th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Honored guests include the Rose Queen and her Royal Court and the 2012 Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame inductees. Media may contact Eric Kay at
(714) 234-3916 no later than December 30 to attend the luncheon.
Rose Parade Media Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PST)
Site: Tournament House, Annex
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
*Entrance is off S. Orange Grove Blvd. and Arbor St.
Note: Information about Rose Parade-related activities will be available to the media. Rose Parade media credential distribution will also take place in the Annex. The deadline to pick up credentials is 5:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day
Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats Presented by MiracleGro
Time: January 1, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.* (PST) General Admission
January 2, 2012, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (PST) Reserved for senior citizens and disabled visitors
January 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.* (PST) General Admission
*Ticket sales end at 3:00 p.m., park closes at 5:00 p.m.
Site: Sierra Madre Boulevard, between Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, and on Washington Boulevard, between Sierra Madre Boulevard and Woodlyn Road.
Note: Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats is a unique opportunity for the viewing public to step up close and see for themselves the majestic beauty and splendor of the floral floats. Please allow two hours for this breath-taking display and don’t forget your camera! Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Due to the popularity of this event, early arrival is suggested. No pets, bicycles, skateboards, skates or Segways allowed.
Admission is $10 per person. Children five and under are admitted free.
Shuttle Info: Street parking near the event is limited. Shuttle service will be available from three locations in Pasadena. Guests using shuttles enter the event through a priority line.
Ticket booths will sell shuttle and admission tickets at Park & Ride locations until 3:00 p.m. Advance tickets are available from Sharp Seating (626) 795-4171.
Shuttle fare is $3 per person round trip, and children five and younger ride free.
Park & Ride Lot Address/Location
Pasadena City College 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Entrance off Del Mar Blvd. or Bonnie Ave. near corner of Hill St.
January 1st and 2nd
Community Education Center 3035 E. Foothill Blvd.
Enter Foothill Ave., West of Sierra Madre Villa
January 1st and 2nd
Rose Bowl Stadium Lot H
January 2nd only
For more information about the Tournament of Roses events please visit www.tournamentofroses.com/events/