The 129th Rose Parade was the best parade of 2018


By Jenny Álvarez

Photos Alfonso De Elías

Watching the scurry when a float breaks down adds to the excitement and this year Revelers at the 2018Tournament of Roses festivities will have an opportunity to continue their celebration with 39 float entries that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018.

The 129th Rose Parade included beautiful floats, listed with the builder, are alphabetical by participating company or organization:

24 Hour Fitness (AES)

Ag PhD TV and Radio (AES)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Fiesta Parade Floats)

American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (Phoenix Decorating Company)

American Honda Motor Company (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Burbank Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built)

Cal Poly Universities (Self-Built)

China Airlines (AES)

City of Alhambra, CA (Phoenix Decorating Company)

City of Carson (Fiesta Parade Floats)

City of Hope (Phoenix Decorating Company)

City of Los Angeles (Fiesta Parade Floats)

City of Riverside (Fiesta Parade Floats)

City of Torrance (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Dole Packaged Foods (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Donate Life (Paradiso Parade Floats)

Downey Rose Float Association (Self-Built)

Farmers Insurance (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Kaiser Permanente (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Kiwanis International (Phoenix Decorating Company)

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built)

Lions Clubs International (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Lucy Pet (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Lutheran Laymen’s League (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Miracle-Gro (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Northwestern Mutual (Fiesta Parade Floats)

Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Rotary (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Shriners Hospitals for Children (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (Self-Built)

Singpoli American BD (Paradiso Parade Floats)

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (Self-Built)

The Forum (Phoenix Decorating Company)

The Grand Tour – An Amazon Prime Exclusive Series (Paradiso Parade Floats)

The UPS Store, Inc. (Paradiso Parade Floats)

Trader Joe’s (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DIGALERT) (Fiesta Parade Floats)

United Sikh Mission (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Western Asset Management Company (Phoenix Decorating Company


About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® With almost 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 129th Rose Parade included among the 39 units will be floats representing the two teams that will play in the College Football Semifinal at the 104th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and the 2018 Royal Court float.

Definitely, people will enjoy beautiful floats, marching Bands from all over the globe, celebrity sightings and the most important of this event; don’t forget it’s a day of celebration. Most people had fun particularly for those floats took months to build and everything on the outside is some form of plant. They truly are beautiful. Celebrate their beauty, the bands, and another new year with a smile at the Tournament of Roses parade. This is the main reason that Pasadena Rose Parade is world-famous. It’s worth to see it!




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