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Tournament of Roses Parade

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United States Marine Band at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. [Photo Credit: LAtourist.com] United States Marine Band, Rose Parade

As much a California institution as Disneyland and the Golden Gate Bridge, the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena is an event that's thrilled parade goers and TV viewers for nearly 120 years. With everything a parade should have, from floats and bands to horses and a famous grand marshal, the Rose Parade - as it's known to most - is a quintessential holiday event that has, for decades, ushered in the New Year for millions and millions of viewers around the world and will no doubt continue to do so for years to come.