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Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Watching the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day is a tradition.

Experience this parade in person and join Escapees for the 136th Tournament of Roses on January 1, 2025. This year’s theme is “Best Day Ever,” celebrating life’s best moments.

A hush falls over the crowd as the sun peeks over the horizon. Then, a distant rumble of music stirs the anticipation. Suddenly, around the corner, a massive masterpiece of blooms appears towering high above the street. Gasps of awe erupt as the first award-winning float glides into view, a kaleidoscope of color and imagination.

Each float is a world unto itself, a testament to artistry and meticulous craftsmanship.

The Rose Parade HOP 1
Picture courtesy of Wendy Stanwood
The Rose Parade HOP 2
Picture courtesy of Wendy Stanwood

Mythical creatures emerge from clouds of roses; historical figures come alive adorned in flowers, and vibrant petals roll out across the expanse of the float. Enjoy the aromatic flowers and the rich smell of cocoa and coffee beans.   

Experience the behind-the-scenes magic at the legendary Pasadena Tournament of Roses, something you will not see on television. Learn how these beautiful, award-winning floats are created and decorated! 

The Rose Parade HOP 3
Picture courtesy of Debby Morris

In a VIP setting, relax and enjoy Equestfest. Admire the beautiful horses outfitted in stunning parade attire. Watch talented riders perform trick riding, precision drills, and amazing rope tricks. It’s a reminder of the deep connection we share with these incredible creatures and the joy that unfolds when humans and horses work together in perfect harmony.


The Rose Parade HOP 4
Picture courtesy of Rick Huls

Visit the stables and learn about the different breeds of horses. Get up close. Talk with the riders and take pictures; enjoy the vendors, the music and the food!

During BandFest, bands from around the world march in musical harmony! Imagine a global stage, not built of wood and canvas but of shared passion and cultural exchange of beautiful music. Bands from around the globe take center stage, each a vibrant splash of color and tradition. Quickly see why these outstanding bands have been chosen to participate in this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade.

The Rose Parade HOP 5
Picture courtesy of Marilyn Moore

FloatFest offers a more relaxed and accessible way to experience the floats. You can walk at your own pace, see the meticulous artistry that went into each float, take photos and chat with volunteers who can share details about each float.


Escapees has a wonderful time lined up for you, so expect a fun-filled week!

The Rose Parade is a unique experience and sharing it with fellow Escapees makes it even more special. Meet amazing friends and take away new lifetime memories at the most-watched parade in the world!

Don’t forget your camera!

Registration includes:

  • Staying 7 nights in a beautiful country setting with full hookups
  • VIP seating at the Rose Parade
  • VIP seating at the Equestfest
  • Equestfest welcome souvenirs
  • Entrance into the Float Decorating area
  • Entrance into the Bandfest
  • Bandfest welcome souvenirs
  • Entrance into the FloatFest
  • *New Year’s Eve dinner
  • *5 Catered dinners
  • Professional driver and motor coach transportation to all events
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  • Souvenir Rose Parade Program Booklet
  • Souvenir Rose Parade Pin
  • Your HOP hosts
  • All Gratuities
  • And much more!

What to expect on this HOP:

  • considerable walking, some on uneven terrain
  • must be able to board/disembark passenger bus
  • must be able to climb stairs – for example, football stands
  • rain or shine
  • *special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.
  • Imperative to be on time


*Note: This itinerary may still be amended without notice. We do our best to secure all activities ahead of time, but when dealing with the weather, traffic, length of tour, and our local vendors’ changes, they are sometimes necessary. 

Prices for this HOP

Register for this HOP online:

  • We highly suggest you register online.
  • Tickets may sell out before you have time to call into the HOP Department.
  • If you want to park near friends, please request this during registration.

For help, you may also

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  • Once registered, a receipt notification will be sent via email regarding all the pertinent information, such as RV Park, address, tour dates, times, etc.
  • If you do not receive it, please check your SPAM files or email us at registration@escapees.com

Travel Insurance

  • We highly suggest you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment on this HOP.
  • If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance.
  • Insurance can also help cover unexpected illnesses or emergencies on the trip.
  • To learn more about travel insurance, click here!
  • To purchase travel insurance, click here!

HOP Cancellation Policy

Cancellations 60+ days prior to the event: 

You may cancel your registration for a full refund minus a 10% fee of the entire cost of the HOP any time before 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, October 25, 2024. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registration@escapees.com 

Cancellations 59-30 days prior to the event: 

You may cancel your registration for a 50% refund of the entire cost of the HOP before 11:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, November 26, 2024. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registration@escapees.com

No refunds will be given for cancellations after 11:59 pm CST on Tuesday, November 26, 2024. All ticket sales are final.

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By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the event, whether before, during, or after. No claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents in the event of loss or theft.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, the vehicle’s driver is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and you are granting Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future HOPs; however, you can opt out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.

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Safe travels and have fun at the HOP!

Lisa Koca

HOP Director


Escapees RV Club
100 Rainbow Drive
Livingston, Texas 77351

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December 27 - January 3


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