A Look At The Floats Before The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena

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Take A Look At The Floats Before

The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena






Would you like to see a sneak peek of the floats that will appear at the 128th annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena on Monday, January 2, 2017.    You can see work in progress by professional float builders at the Float Decorating For The Rose Parade in PasadenaRose Palace and the Rose Bowl(Rosemont Pavilion and Brookside Pavilion).


Since a requirement of the floats in this parade dictates that only “natural” materials(flowers, trees, seeds and the like) be used, the combination of time and freshness means a lot of last minute work is necessary.   


The Rose Palace is located at 835 South Raymond Avenue.  Brookside Pavilion is located on the south side of Rose Bowl Stadium and Rosemont Pavilion can be found at 700 Seco Street.    Rose Palace is open for viewing starting today Decorating Floats For The Rose Parade in Pasadenathrough January 1 while the two pavilions at the Rose Bowl continue until December 31. Please check this link for ticket information and times of operation.  


This yearly event plus the at the Rose Bowl later that afternoon where University of Southern California will meet Penn State puts the city of Pasadena on worldwide view.  


With you are looking to make a move in Pasadena, I will be happy to discuss what is important to you.  I can be reached at 818.516.4393 cell.   


Photos are from my visit to the Rose Palace and Rosemont Pavilion last year.


Published:  December 29, 2016


Take A Look At The Floats Before

The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena




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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael- my cousins who now live in California all went to USC so guess who they will be rooting for!  I love having a "backstage pass" to the goings on of the Parade.

Dec 29, 2016 02:15 PM #4
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - It would be really cool to see the floats being built. I'm curious about how seeds are used effectively - they're usually small and not very colorful, and I imagine they'd be hard to work with.

Dec 29, 2016 02:41 PM #5
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To think they take that mess and come out with master pieces

Dec 29, 2016 04:23 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the pictures, Michael.  There must be an amazing amount of last minute work involved in pulling this off every year.

Dec 29, 2016 04:48 PM #7
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Nice they allow visitors to watch the floats being made. My father participated in putting a float together one year. He really enjoyed the experience.

Dec 29, 2016 05:08 PM #8
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, I’ll never look at the Rose Bowl floats the same way!  Didn’t know they had to be all natural.  I like that!

Dec 29, 2016 05:18 PM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


There won't be a lot of sleep until after the Rose Parade in Pasadena California.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 29, 2016 06:26 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael, looks to me like organized Chaos:) I will miss Raul Rodriguez, Endre

Dec 29, 2016 06:38 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I saw behind the curtain and I was amazed at how much goes into a simple float. Great post Michael Jacobs 

Dec 29, 2016 10:46 PM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

I am enjoying the journey you have been featuring on the preparation for the Tournament of Roses Parade

Dec 30, 2016 04:48 AM #13
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, I really enjoy your updates on the Tournament of Roses Parade. The float progress is so fun to see. It's a big weekend for Pasadena!

Dec 30, 2016 07:06 AM #14
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Very cool Michael...I love looking at the photos of the parade you put up. A couple more days :)

Dec 30, 2016 07:59 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Michael

I've certainly enjoyed these behind the scenes glimpses of the floats being created. I can't imagine the amount of work that goes into these! It's almost time!!


Dec 30, 2016 08:59 AM #16
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Heck, I would pay $10 to $15 to tour the pre-parade floats if I were there right now and not in Hawaii, LOL. That's a good price for the experience. I'm really enjoying your blogs about the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Michael. It's an insight you are privy to that the rest of us in the country are not.

Dec 30, 2016 09:49 AM #17
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael Jacobs, Unreal what the work that goes into the floats,  Thanks for sharing with us here in the rain.  Have a good one and be looking for you  on January 2 on TV!


Dec 30, 2016 11:08 AM #18
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The heat is on to finish the Rose Parade floats.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 30, 2016 12:46 PM #19
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Michael Jacobs - There is so much work and preparation that goes into a beautiful float!  Loved the behind the scenes peak!  Great photos!

Dec 30, 2016 01:05 PM #20
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Hi Michael,  I would love to tour the floats prior to the parade, that would be soooo cool! I still remember going to the Rose Parade for the first time, it was 1987 and my husband and I were guests of Kodak. Great seats for the parade and great seats for the game. The ASU Sun Devils, (my husbands Alma mater), defeated the Michigan Wolverines 22-15. Both quarterbacks and almost a dozen other players went on to play in the NFL. Michigan's quarterback was Jim Harbaugh who is now Michigan's head coach. 

Dec 30, 2016 02:38 PM #21
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Quite a pile of parts but having seen some of them, I have to have a keen eye when the parade comes to the screen

Dec 30, 2016 07:32 PM #22
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you to everyone who stopped by with comments.

Dec 31, 2016 10:54 AM #23
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