2013 Rose Parade float preview and schedule (Slideshow)

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  • Kaiser Permanente features Dr. Seuss's Cat In The Hat on its float. Kaiser Permanente features Dr. Seuss's Cat In The Hat on its float.
  • The Natural Balance Pet Foods company float honors service dogs in the military and law enforcement, with service dogs riding on the float. The Natural Balance Pet Foods company float honors service dogs in the military and law enforcement, with service dogs riding on the float.
  • Float sponsored by the Lutheran Church's Hour Ministries. Float sponsored by the Lutheran Church's Hour Ministries.
  • Lions Club International sponsors a Rose Parade float saluting Lions Clubs around the world. Lions Club International sponsors a Rose Parade float saluting Lions Clubs around the world.
  • The City of Los Angeles features Los Angeles International Airport or LAX in its float. The City of Los Angeles features Los Angeles International Airport or LAX in its float.
  • The Korean War Veterans Association sponsors a float honoring those who served. The Korean War Veterans Association sponsors a float honoring those who served.
  • Kiwanis Clubs International sponsor this float. Kiwanis Clubs International sponsor this float.
  • Orange County, California Nurses first ever Rose Parade Float Orange County, California Nurses first ever Rose Parade Float
  • The City of Glendale, California's float theme is Living The Good Life. The City of Glendale, California's float theme is Living The Good Life.
  • Farmers Insurance Group sponsors this float design. Farmers Insurance Group sponsors this float design.
  • The City of Downey, California Rose Float Association promotes its city with this entry. The City of Downey, California Rose Float Association promotes its city with this entry.
  • Journeys of the Heart is the theme for the Donate Life float, encouraging organ donation to save lives. Journeys of the Heart is the theme for the Donate Life float, encouraging organ donation to save lives.
  • The Dole Company float theme is Dreaming of Paradise. The Dole Company float theme is Dreaming of Paradise.
  • The Disney Organization offers this float entry in the 2013 Rose Parade. The Disney Organization offers this float entry in the 2013 Rose Parade.
  • Will China Air Lines win another award with this design? Will China Air Lines win another award with this design?
  • An artist's rendition for the 2013 Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, called Tuxedo Air. An artist's rendition for the 2013 Cal Poly Universities Rose Float, called Tuxedo Air.
  • Richard Burrow, an architect from Mission Viejo, designed the float, ÒDeep Sea AdventuresÓ for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and the 2013 Rose Parade.
 
Photo courtesy Burbank Tournament of Roses Association Richard Burrow, an architect from Mission Viejo, designed the float, ÒDeep Sea AdventuresÓ for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and the 2013 Rose Parade. Photo courtesy Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
  • The city of Vancouver, Washington enters this float in the Rose Parade. The city of Vancouver, Washington enters this float in the Rose Parade.
  • The city of Torrence, California offers this float design highlighting city achievements. The city of Torrence, California offers this float design highlighting city achievements.
  • The city of South Pasadena offers this seafaring float entry. The city of South Pasadena offers this seafaring float entry.
  • The Sister Cities Association of Los Angeles sponsors this travel oriented float. The Sister Cities Association of Los Angeles sponsors this travel oriented float.
  • A rendering of the 2013 Rose Parade float entry by Sierra Madre, "The Sky's The Limit." The float is built throughout the year by an all-volunteer crew. A rendering of the 2013 Rose Parade float entry by Sierra Madre, "The Sky's The Limit." The float is built throughout the year by an all-volunteer crew.
  • The Shriners Hospitals for Children salute the many children in their care with this float. The Shriners Hospitals for Children salute the many children in their care with this float.
  • The Southern California city of San Gabriel offers this float entry. The Southern California city of San Gabriel offers this float entry.

SAN DIEGO, Dec 29, 2012 – The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade takes place on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. EST (8 a.m. PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.

While everyone enjoys the bands and horses and might be watching for a hometown favorite, let’s face it: the stars of the parade are the show stopping floral floats which seem to get more creative, elaborate and beautiful every year.

The theme of the 124th Rose Parade for 2013 is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Communities has a slideshow for you with previews of 25 of the 41 floats in the parade. These are the rendering drawings showing the design and color scheme of each float.

If you want to know when to watch for your favorite float, band, or equestrian group, take a look at the 2013 Parade order.

If you are in Southern California, you can get a backstage glimpse of the floral floats in their final stages of preparation at any of three float assembly locations through December 31. You will see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, flowers being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers.  Check the Rose Parade website for hours and ticket information

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But if you can’t make it in person, watch the parade here on the Communities page and join in on our live Communities Rose Parade chat. We will be live streaming the Parade courtesy of KTLA in Los Angeles, the longtime experts in Rose Parade coverage.

Because it is more fun to watch a parade with friends, Communities writers Terry Ponick, Sherrie Perkovich and Jacquie Kubin will be commenting on the parade floats and performers in our very own Google Communities Hangout including interactive video.

We always offer more, so look for our live chat window with me, a Southern California native who’s been to her share of Rose Parades. 

I’ll provide background information and Parade trivia, respond to your comments about all the bands, floats, equestrian units and more. See you New Year’s Day!

 

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.

 

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Copyright © 2012 by Falcon Valley Group


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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.

 

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