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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rose Parade 2011


The 122nd Rose Parade themed “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories”, will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.

The 122nd Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision. The Parade is also seen in more than 200 international territories and countries. To learn more, visit our Broadcast Partners page.

Please take a look around and enjoy the celebration!

Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats presented by Bayer Advanced

Date:January 1 & 2, 2010

Time:See Schedule BelowLocation:End of Parade route on Sierra Madre Blvd.See Park & Ride shuttle locations belowTickets:$10, free for children five and under*
Ticket sales end at 3:00 p.m.; venue closes at 5:00 p.m.Advance Tickets: are available through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171. Tickets will also be available at the event box office and all Park-N-Ride locations.Parking:

1:00pm - 5:00pm

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. You can also download, on iTunes, a Tournament of Roses-produced audio tour of the floats to listen to as you view them. Please allow two hours for this breath-taking display and don't forget your camera!

After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. Visitors are able to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and the imagination of the floral displays. The Rose Parade floats have been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years. Of course, White Suiters will be on hand to answer your many questions. Please come and enjoy the beauty and imagination of these floral creations.

Park & Ride Program
It is expected that close to 150,000 visitors will tour the Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats. Street parking near the event is limited. To accommodate our guests and to make each visit more enjoyable, The Tournament of Roses Association provides easy and convenient shuttle bus service from three Park-N-Ride locations. Shuttle riders have access to a priority entry line upon arriving at the venue.

Park-N-Ride Shuttle tickets are $3 for a round trip tickets, children 5 and younger ride free.
Park & Ride Lot Address/Location Ticket Booth Hours
Community Education Center 3035 E. Foothill Blvd.
Enter Foothill Ave., West of Sierra Madre Villa Jan. 1
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The MTA offers shuttle service from the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station on January 1st to the Post Parade venue beginning at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Shuttle service from the Post Parade area back to the Sierra Madre Villa Station will continue to 5:30 pm. On January 2nd, shuttle service from the station to Post Parade Park begins at 7:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Service from the Post Parade venue to Sierra Madre Villa Station will continue to 5:30 pm.

During the hours of operation the shuttle buses will pick up every five to ten minutes from the station. Cost to ride is a regular fare plus a transfer.

Visiting Tips
As you enter the float viewing venue, pick up a brochure to help you understand the Post Parade layout. The brochure is also available at all Park-N-Ride locations.

Wear comfortable walking shoes as there are no trams and seating is limited. Viewing all the floats will require walking a distance of approximately 2.5 miles and will take at least two hours.

Keep in mind the venue is often crowded and you will be walking and viewing at a leisurely pace.

The best time to visit Post Parade is during the early public viewing hours on January 2. At peak viewing times, you may wait in line to purchase tickets, ride the Park-N-Ride shuttle, or enter Post Parade.

Skateboards, roller skates, bicycles, tricycles, Segways and wagons are not permitted. Please note that use of a stroller is difficult due to terrain.

No animals are permitted within the venue (Service animals are the only exception).

Remember to stay hydrated, particularly if the day is hot. Water is available free-of-charge at three locations within the park.

There are a limited number of food vendors at the venue. However you are welcome to bring small quantities of food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. (no coolers, please).

Before you begin viewing the floats, decide where you and your party will meet in case you are inadvertently separated and cannot communicate via cell phone. One choice is to meet near the Lost and Found tent at the intersection of Sierra Madre and Washington.

There are two ATMs at the venue, sponsored by the Pasadena Federal Credit Union. ATMs are located near the West (Red) Gate and at the corner of Washington and Sierra Madre Boulevards.

All strollers, backpacks, purses, bags, etc. are subject to search prior to entry into the Post Parade venue.

We work with the Mount Wilson Vista Girl Scouts to recycle. Please deposit your recyclable items in the marked bins.

Make sure to stay together! To avoid getting separated from your party designate a meeting place, and be sure to make sure you have everyone's cell phone numbers

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is a non-profit volunteer organization. Visitors are charged admission to help cover the cost of running the Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats. We thank you for your community support.

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