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The Rose Parade is a quintessentially California thing. While the Rose Parade plays all day on TV here in So Cal, it isn't so for the rest of the country. Dude, that is so sad! If you don't get TV, like me, well, the only way to see the Rose Parade is to go in person or see the floats after the parade is over at the Post Parade Float Showcase. Since the floats are largely made from perishable items, there is only a short window of a couple of days after January 1 when you can see the floats up close and personal.

Last year we went and saw the floats and had a grand time!! It was a cool experience – smelling the flowers, seeing all the crowds, and taking photos next to our favorites. This year, you can view the floats through today!!! 

General admission is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with pricing at $10 a person (Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome 7AM – 9AM). Bring cash to buy water and ice cream from street vendors.

Here are some photos from our visit, last year:

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And be sure to bring baby wipes and hand sanitizer since the only bathrooms are porta-potties!

Find the Tournament of Roses Parade info here:

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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