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131st Tournament of Roses Parade: A California New Year Tradition!
In beautiful sunny Pasadena, ring in the New Year in true California style! The brilliant colors of elaborately decorated floats, the pageantry of majestic equestrian teams coupled with the chest-thumping rhythm of the marching bands will get your new year started on the right note! Always been on your to-do list? It only happens once a year, so why not make it 2020?
Fly to Southern California and head to the LA Farmer’s Market. This ain’t your average market! Founded in 1934 and situated near Hollywood, the market has grown and morphed into a collection of vendors ranging from high end to comfort eats. On a guided tour, enjoy an included lunch as you taste your way through history with free time to shop! On a tram tour of Paramount Pictures, the longest operating studio producing cinematic hits for over 100 years, the magic of Hollywood comes alive! Afterwards, check into your accommodations for the next two nights. Hilton LAX – 2 nights (L)
This morning, it’s all hands on deck at the Float Construction Barns in Pasadena. Flowers, greenery and seeds are frantically attached in the final hours. The task seems near impossible, but just you wait! Get a little sun this afternoon with a stroll along the Santa Monica Pier after lunch. Back at the hotel, the festivities are being readied. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Buffet and toast to the ball drop in NY’s Times Square. (FB,L,D)
Your heart will swell with American pride as an Air Force flyover sets the day into motion! The floats you saw the day before in various parts and pieces are miraculously assembled. The imaginative designs are simply astounding! Enjoy it all from your reserved seating. You’ll receive an official Rose Parade seat cushion, program and souvenir pin. Before your early evening flight home, fill up on prime rib and Yorkshire pudding at the Tam O’ Shanter, one of Walt Disney’s favorite spots. (FB,D)
|B||Generally a limited buffet or menu|
|FB||Full buffet or choice of menu|
|BR||Brunch, often buffet-style|
|L||Lunch, often several menu options|
|HT or AT||High or Afternoon Tea|
|D||Dinner, often several menu options|
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