New Year’s Rose Parade – December 2017
New Year’s Rose Parade
December 29th – January 1st
Featuring: Float Barn, Tournament of Roses “Bandfest”, Warner Bros. Studios, Pasadena Rose Parade, Santa Anita Thoroughbred Race Track, Hilton Garden Inn, 3 Breakfasts, 1 Box Breakfast & 2 Dinners
Double Occupancy = $999/person
Single Occupancy = $1,399/person
Day 1 (Dec. 29) Your adventure begins as we board our motorcoach to enjoy some of the sights of Los Angeles. Be prepared to set your sights on the Disney Concert Hall and Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels while riding through the city. Your hotel accommodations will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Montebello, for the next three nights. This lovely hotel is surrounded by a beautiful championship golf course.
Day 2 (Dec. 30) After breakfast, our morning begins at the Float Barn, with a look at a few of the stunning floats that will be featured in the Rose Parade. From there, we attend the Tournament of Roses “Bandfest” that will feature the prize winning bands of the 2018 Rose Parade. This will give everyone a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action. Our day concludes with an exciting look at the magic of Warner Brother’s Studios, with a special studio tour featuring the creation of some of film’s most beloved moments.
Day 3 (Dec. 31) Today we visit the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington Library is comprised of three separate entities: the Library with its collection of rare and historic books including a Gutenburg Bible; the Huntington Art Gallery, primarily devoted to British and French art of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Gainsborough’s Blue Boy; and, the Botanical Gardens, which features a lovely Chinese Garden. We will get back to the hotel with time to freshen up for New Year’s Eve. The party is complete with a fabulous dinner, dancing, and a champagne toast to 2018! Dance to the sounds of our favorite D. J. Party favors and hats will enhance this festive evening. Celebrate the new year with a traditional toast, and newest friends, all while creating new holiday memories. We will celebrate on New York time due to the early morning departure for the Parade on Jan. 1st.
Day 4 (Jan. 1) Happy New Year! We depart to celebrate this new year at the 129th Rose Parade themed “Making a Difference”. This Rose Parade will feature the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians, and spirited marching bands. This parade is viewed by over a million spectators and we will be right there in our reserved seats on the shady side of the street enjoying our box breakfast. We then return to our hotel for a break before heading to world renowned Santa Anita Racetrack where you will be personally escorted to a rare “behind the scenes tour”, in the stable area where these racing heroes are kept. Be prepared to meet some horses up close and personal. There will be a multitude of great photo ops! After our adventure is done, you will depart and reflect on your memories of 2017, while looking forward to a healthy and prosperous 2018.