For more than 120 years the Rose Parade has rung in the new year with intricately-decorated floats, music and sports.
You can catch an up-close glimpse of the floats at designated times and locations before or after the parade held on Jan. 1.
The 2013 parade theme is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" borrowed from children's book author Dr. Seuss.
Tickets to see the floats can be purchased for $10 per person and are limited to venue capacity. Children 5 years old and under are free.
Thousands of people from all over are expected to attend.
Across From the Rose Bowl Stadium:
Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco Street., Pasadena
Brookside Pavilion (accessible to disabled visitors):
Lot I, south side of Rose Bowl Stadium
- Dec. 30: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Dec. 31: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rose Palace: 835 South Raymond Avenue
- Dec. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the End of the Parade Route:
Sierra Madre Boulevard
- Jan. 1: 1-5 p.m.
- Jan. 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.