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Tournament of Roses Four Day + Volunteer

Tournament of Roses Four Day + Volunteer

This experience provides you the opportunity to volunteer in putting the final touches on the floats the morning before the parade, or go behind the scenes at the Float Barn to view the floats being completed. You won't want to miss this one in a lifetime opportunity. BONUS Early Bird Discount of $25 when booked before May 1st.

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This experience provides you the opportunity to volunteer in putting the final touches on the floats the morning before the parade, or go behind the scenes at the Float Barn to view the floats being completed. You won't want to miss this one in a lifetime opportunity. BONUS Early Bird Discount of $25 when booked before May 1st.

America's New Year's Celebration

 

The 134th Rose Parade and 109th Rose Bowl Game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023. The events will occur the day after New Year's Day in keeping with the Tournament's “Never on Sunday” tradition kept since 1893, the first year the Rose Parade fell on a Sunday.

 

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive.

 

Volunteer to Decorate Floats at No Extra Cost

 

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers.

 

Community members and visitors are needed each year to decorate floats for the Rose Parade. Whether looking to participate as an organized group or individual, float builders are happy to have the help.

 

If you Choose not to Volunteer, you will be heading to the 'Float Barn' to see many beautiful floats! 

 

Riverside Festival of Lights

The 2022 Mission Inn Festival of Lights will return with lighting displays and décor along Main Street. The event will open as a self-guided holiday lighting and décor experience. 

 

Universal CityWalk

Whether you want to sample traditional Mexican favorites like fajitas, tacos and enchiladas at Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, indulge in one-of-a-kind sweet snacks, or just want to pick up some of the latest apparel, accessories or Universal merch, it’s all here at Universal CityWalk. With acres of a fun and exciting environment – from shopping to mouth-watering food, drinks and treats – why would you go anywhere else?

Day One | Dec 31

Depart the Valley and travel to Palm Springs. Lunch and shopping are on your own followed by a Highlights of Palm Springs tour. Head to Anaheim for overnight at Cambria Hotel. Dinner is included at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Anaheim this evening.

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Day Two | Jan 1

A grab and go breakfast is included this morning. It's an early morning today! You will be able to help put the finishing touches on the floats. (Please note: Dress warm and bring rubber gloves!) Or visit the float barn to view the floats being completed. Then head to Universal City Walk for lunch on own.
Return to hotel late afternoon then explore Anaheim on your own.

Volunteer Option:
Volunteer: Depart bright and early morning to volunteer at the Float Barn adding the last-minute touches on the floats. *No Charge just give back with your time to a charitable organization.

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Day Three | Jan 2

A grab and go breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. Return to the hotel for free time before we head out and experience the Festival of Lights in Riverside. Dinner is included. Return to the Cambria for the evening.

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Day Four | Jan 3

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Return to the Valley.

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FB=Full Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Suggested Packing

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Hat and Sunscreen

-Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

-Medicine and spare prescriptions

-Extra glasses and/or contacts

-Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle

-Binoculars

-Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

-Ear plugs and sleep mask

-Mini-Sewing Kit

-Toiletries and Tissues

-Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

-Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film

 

Average Temperature

Pasadena, Caliornia

December

68 / 45°F

 

Activity Level 2

This is perfect for those who want a balanced approach to travel. It’s comfortable for walking at least 30-45 minutes over a variety of terrains, and perfect for those who want to explore a new city on foot. With a few hills or flights of stairs, this product level is perfect for those who like to take in everything their destination has to offer.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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