Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats presented by Miracle-Gro
Following the Rose Parade, walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers – “white suiters” – on hand. Comfortable walking shoes and early arrival are suggested. NO pets or bikes allowed.
Advance tickets are also available for $10 through Sharp Seating Company. General admission tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the venue until 3 PM each day of the event. General admission is free for children 5 and under.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
Entrance to Post Parade is located at the corner of Sierra Madre & Washington Boulevards in Pasadena, California.
January 1, 2016: 1PM – 5 PM (last entry 3:30 PM)
January 2, 2016: 9 AM – 5PM (Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome 7 AM – 9 AM, last entry 3:30 PM)
January 3, 2016: 9 AM – 5PM (Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome 7 AM – 9 AM, last entry 3:30 PM)
POST PARADE PARK N' RIDE: Parking near Post Parade is extremely limited, use of the Park-N-Ride shuttle is strongly recommended. Shuttle service will be available from three locations in Pasadena. Guests using shuttles enter the event through a priority line. Shuttle fare is $3 per person, round trip and children five and under ride free.
Ticket sales at Park-N-Ride location end at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets are also available through Sharp Seating Company.
Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. (enter off Del Mar Blvd. or Bonnie near corner of Hill Ave.)
Community Education Center: 3035 E. Foothill Blvd. (enter off Foothill Blvd. West of Sierra Madre Villa)
Rose Bowl Stadium Lot B (January 2 – 3 only)
Hours of Operation
January 1 (no Rose Bowl shuttles): 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (final departure)
January 2 – 3: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM (final departure)
Shuttles depart approximately every 5 minutes
MTA/GOLD LINE SHUTTLE SERVICE: The MTA offers shuttle service from the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station on January 1 to the Post Parade venue 12:30 – 3 PM. Shuttle service from the Post Parade area back to the Sierra Madre Villa Station will continue until 5:30 PM. On January 2-3, shuttle service from the station to Post Parade Park will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM. Service from the Post Parade venue back to Sierra Madre Villa Station will continue until 5:30 PM.
During the hours of operation the shuttle buses will pick up every five to ten minutes from the station. Cost to ride is a regular fare plus a transfer. For additional information on the Metro transportation services, please call the Metro information line at (800) COMMUTE (266-6883) or visit www.metro.net. The hearing impaired line is (800) 252-9040.
DROP-OFF/TAXIS/RIDESHARE SERVICES into the Pasadena area may be additional options for your consideration.
- All strollers, backpacks, purses, bags, etc. are subject to search prior to entry into the Post Parade venue.
- Skateboards, roller skates, bicycles, tricycles, Segways and wagons are not permitted. Please note that use of a stroller is difficult due to terrain.
- No animals, except service animals, are permitted within the venue.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes as there are no trams and seating is limited. Viewing all the floats will require walking a distance of approximately 2.5 miles and will take at least two hours. The venue is often crowded and you will be walking and viewing at a leisurely pace.
- The least crowded time to visit Post Parade is during the morning hours on January 2 and 3. At peak viewing times, there may be lines to purchase tickets, ride the Park-N-Ride shuttle, or enter the Post Parade venue.
- At the entrance, pick up a brochure with a map of the Post Parade venue layout. The brochure is also available at all Park-N-Ride locations.
- Remember to stay hydrated, particularly if the day is hot. Water is available free-of-charge at three locations within the venue.
- There are a limited number of food vendors at the venue. Visitors are welcome to bring small quantities of food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. (No coolers, please).
- Before you begin viewing the floats, decide where you and others in your party will meet in case you are inadvertently separated and cannot communicate via cell phone. One option is to meet near the Lost and Found tent at the intersection of Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards.
- There will be ATMs inside the venue.
- Please deposit your recyclable items in the marked bins.
- American Sign Language interpreters will be available for hearing impaired guests on January 2nd and 3rd from 7 AM - 9AM. Please inquire at entry gates or follow signs at the venue for details.