Sell-out crowds attended the 2014 Rose Parade, so folks who plan on going to the 126th Rose Parade on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 are advised to get their orders for seating and parking in as early as possible.
Sharp Seating Company, the official grandstand seating provider for the Rose Parade, opened ticket sales this week for the 2015 Rose Parade and other Tournament of Roses events. Tickets may be purchased in person, over the phone, or online for the parade and parking. Sharp Seating, (626) 795-4171, is located at 737 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Enter from the rear parking lot off Meridith Ave.
Grandstand seats and parking in Area 2 are also available beginning in the fall at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, on the northwest corner of Colorado Blvd. and Madison Ave. Easy Parking Service (626) 286-7576 and the City of Pasadena (626) 744-6470 sell reserved parking as well. Easy Parking Service provides free shuttles to the Rose Bowl from the parking lot. All vendors offer overnight RV parking as well.
Prices at Sharp Seating range from $48 to $95, depending on the location on the route. Sharp divides the Rose Parade route into four sections:
- Area One (between the start on S. Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. at Fair Oaks), $85-$95. This is the prime location where media are stationed and within walking distance of the Rose Bowl.
- Area Two (between Fair Oaks and Lake Avenues), $68
- Area Three (between Lake and Allen Avenues), $48-$68
- Area Four (between Allen and Grand Oaks Avenues), $48-$68
Seats at the very beginning of the Rose Parade route (164 and 155 S. Orange Grove) sell for a discounted price of $85. Sindee Riboli, president of Sharp Seating Company, says “We offer two grandstands at a 10 percent discount because they are right at the beginning and quite often some of the first five or so entries do not perform.” People seated in those grandstands will see all the entries. Portable restrooms for Sharp patrons are located behind the grandstands.
For ticket information about other Tournament of Roses events, read “2015 Rose Parade Bandfest, Equestfest, float viewing tickets on sale”
Sharp also sells reservations for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast put on by First United Methodist Church, on the corner of Colorado and Oakland in Area 2. Those tickets are $8 and benefit FUMC.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church includes a continental breakfast and indoor restrooms in the price of the tickets. Prices have not yet been set, but for the past few years have been $65 ($45 for clergy and active duty military). Parking is typically $20 for the parade and $50 for overnight RV parking; proceeds benefit the youth of Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Details are available on the PPC website, or call (626) 793-2191, ext. 353.
Rose Parade programs are sold by both Sharp Seating and Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
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