Our 2017 New Year's Eve Celebration is an evening event that rings in the New Year New York city style (at 9pm Pacific or 12am Eastern Standard Time), inclusive of all groups. Includes a celebratory champagne toast, food, drinks, and a raffle full of generous prizes – all at the gorgeous Pasadena Hilton Hotel. All range of dress attire is acceptable including dresses and suits. A participant's Sunday best attire is acceptable.
All events except for the New Year's Eve Celebration are casual attire. Jeans are acceptable.
The Floragraph Breakfast, Float Rider & Walker Dinner, and New Year's Eve Celebration all take place in the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. The only events that require transportation are those that take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium at the Paradiso Tent and the Rose Bowl game. Information on Parade Week Timelines, specific event times, and shuttle schedules are available on our 2016 Program page.
All float participants receive an individual itinerary outlining all their event participation with full details of location and timing in late October 2016. They also receive a Parade Week Timeline outlining all events and shuttle schedules.
Tickets go on sale to the general public August 15, 2016. Visit our 2017 Program page for more details. All are available only while supplies last.
Sponsors have slots reserved based on their sponsorship package. If you would like to be a decorating sponsor, please contact Rami Jandali at email@example.com. Otherwise, the portal to register for float decorating slots opens in October.
Based on the logistics provided by the Tournament of Roses, we are not able to guarantee meals for our decorators. Light snacks and drinks are allowed outside of the actual decorating area. Otherwise, NO FOOD OR DRINK are allowed in the Paradiso Tent.
Layered, old and warm clothing is most appropriate for decorating. If you will be climbing scaffolding, consider the flexibility your clothing allows and whether it could get easily snagged. Night shifts can get VERY cold.
Due to insurance requirements at Paradiso Parade Floats and the need to show proof of age, all volunteer decorators must be at least 15 years old. Teenage volunteers may be asked to show a high school student identification card or driver's license as proof of age.