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Prior to their debut in the Rose Parade, floats receive their final preparations at Decorating Places. This special event offers a unique opportunity to preview the upcoming parade entries and take a behind-the-scenes look at how floats are made. Experienced professionals and hardworking volunteers apply intricate natural and floral elements to the floats, while thousands of public guests tour the decorating facilities.


Day 1

Saturday, December 28, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last Entry 4:00 pm)

Day 2

Sunday, December, 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)

Day 3

Monday, December 30, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)


Decorating Places will take place at Rosemont Pavilion, located at 700 Seco Street in Pasadena, CA. Parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis in various parking lots near the Rosemont Pavilion and Jackie Robinson Baseball Field. Please note that these parking lots are shared with other establishments within the Arroyo Seco Park area.

There is a designated Uber/Lyft drop off/pick up location within Parking Lot ‘H’ with the entrance located near the intersection of Seco Street and Rosemont Ave. Please DO NOT be dropped off or picked up at any other location within Arroyo Seco Park area due to heavy foot and vehicle traffic. In the event of rain the Uber/Lyft drop off/pickup location will be relocated.

Decorating Places is also accessible via the Metro Gold Line, Metro Bus and the Pasadena ARTS Bus Line. For detailed information, visit socaltransport.org.


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