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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

Experience an unforgettable New Year’s celebration during the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade with one of Brilliant Edventures' signature trips. Stay at the elegant Hilton Orange County for a true Southern California experience.

Six-day platinum and five-day deluxe experiences are available with a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose a tour option on one of your days during your stay. Click on the link below to browse the itineraries. 

6-day Platinum Package

5-day Deluxe Package

5-day Rose Bowl Fan Package with tickets to the Rose Bowl Game

Held annually on New Year’s Day, the Rose Parade takes place in Pasadena, California, and is held before the Rose Bowl Game. Organized by the non-profit Tournament of Roses Association, the event requires more than 80,000 hours of manpower each year.

The first parade was held in 1890, complete with an afternoon of public games. It wasn’t until 1902 that the first Rose Bowl Game was held. A crowd of 8,500 people overwhelmed the 1,000 seats as the University of Michigan defeated Stanford University 49-0. Football was not a part of the festivities again until 1916, the same year that the first international float entries were included in the parade.

Each year a Grand Marshal is chosen to head the parade, some of the most famous including Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, and John Wayne. With dazzling, flower-filled floats, an array of talented marching bands, and a beautiful Royal Court, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is a spectacular event to kick off the New Year with.

Call Brilliant Edventures at 877-430-8906 to visit the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.


Photo © Pasadena CVB

© Pasadena CVB