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California New Year's

Ring in the New Year with an exciting trip to southern California. Find Pasadena abuzz with preparations for the famous Tournament of Roses Parade and get a sneak-peek as final touches are put on the massive floats. Listen as select Parade Bands perform at a special Bandfest presentation. Celebrate the season with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance, with live entertainment and a champagne toast to the New Year. Enjoy prime viewing with reserved seating at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.


3 breakfasts
3 dinners
Get a sneak peek at the floats in their final stage of decorating.
Attend Bandfest featuring selected bands that will perform in the parade.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $2,779
Start Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
End Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 24
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Los Angeles, California - Tour Begins
Ring in the New Year in style with the ever-popular tour featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Float Viewing - Bandfest
An early morning departure takes you to Pasadena for a day, combining the excitement of the season with fun-filled activities surrounding the Tournament of Roses. You’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the floats in their final stages of decorating. Next, attend Bandfest which features selected bands from all over the country that will perform in the parade, giving you a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action. Return to Los Angeles where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax at your hotel. Your evening is at leisure. Perhaps you will visit The Grove, a large shopping complex with several shops and 10 restaurants which offer everything from burgers to sushi. You can even hop aboard the trolley to explore the historic Farmers Market.
Breakfast Included
Day at Leisure - New Year’s Eve Party
The day is yours to relax, explore the area independently, or perhaps purchase one of the many optional tours that will be offered. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to help plan your day. Then, get ready for tonight’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance with live entertainment and a champagne toast to help ring in the New Year!
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Pasadena - Tournament of Roses Parade
Happy New Year! Welcome to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, a grand tradition since 1890. When the parade debuted, 2,000 citizens were on hand to witness history in the making. Today, more than one million spectators line the parade route. As our guest, you will join them with reserved seating for prime viewing. After the parade, return to Los Angeles and enjoy time at leisure. Toast the end of a wonderful getaway at tonight’s farewell dinner.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Los Angeles - Tour Ends
Depart California with many memories of your incredible New Year's tour.