Rose Parade


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New Year’s Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, for the amazing Rose Parade.  Marvelous equestrian units, melodious marching bands and of course beautiful floats covered in blooming flowers making their way down Colorado Boulevard to welcome in the New Year.  This is an American icon.

More than just roses and New Year celebrations, there is a world of activities surrounding the main event. Fantasy RV Tours Rose Parade RV Rally is an exceptional six days of California sunshine, the smell of flowers, and an assortment of meals, tours, parties and timely activities.

Join us for a week of magical moments that lead us to the grand celebration of the Rose Parade.

We Kick-Off this experience with a brief, yet informative orientation and a catered dinner in our private Hospitality Tent. You’ll meet fellow RVers [Rally Guests and Fantasy Ambassadors] …prepare to be impressed with what’s to come.

DECORATINGYou must first realize this is not a ‘stay in camp’ RV Rally. Luxury motor coaches pick us up from our campground and deliver us to a Float Decoration Barn …where we spend an evening DECORATING: adding fresh flowers, petals, and seeds helping to create the beauty of some magnificent Rose Floats. NOTE: The thrill of seeing the finished Rose Float is a memory that will last a lifetime.

White HorseMuch of what we do while visiting Southern California is directly related to the Rose Parade activities. We are transported to Los Angeles Equestrian Center to witness the magnificent horses and riders as they perform acrobatic skills and talents at EquestFest! These equestrian units perform for prizes and awards which are proudly displayed during the Rose Parade – New Year’s Day. This is a favorite for riders and horse lovers alike.

When it comes to world-class, buffet dinners we took spectacular views, classy atmosphere, and amazing food to make this a perfect 10 — Dinner at Coco Palm, a Cuban Restaurant! With white tablecloths and spectacular views of the valley below the Coco Palm features Cuban food — a fusion of Spanish, “Taino” Native American, African and Caribbean food which is simply prepared, well-seasoned, and seldom spicy. This is a gourmet buffet dinner.

CollageAfter a great night’s rest, we are prepare for another big day. BandFest, Boxed Lunch, and Decorations! It’s a busy day in Pasadena.  We begin with a visit to the Parade’s Float Barns to check the decorating progress as float teams prepare for the big parade! Then with our catered Box Lunches in-hand we are swept away to the Robison Stadium to experience some of the best marching bands from around the world perform. We will see them again come parade day… but this traditional treat of playful music and marching is spectacular.

Some of the most glorious and lush gardens are found just around the corner at the famous Huntington Library and Gardens. The Library is home to masterpiece paintings, sculptures, and extraordinary gardens  …a lovely lunch is provided in the Huntington Gardens Cafe. Those of us who love plants and manicured landscapes will share this treasure with friends.

NEW YEARS PARTYBecause we believe that celebrating makes life a bit more fun, we have a Private – Gala New Year’s Eve planned for you… with dinner, dancing and open bar …right here in our private hospitality tent. This New Year’s celebration is hosted on New York City time so we can toast the New Year in time for a good night’s rest and an easy walk back to your rig!

Our last full day is Parade Day! Transportation and some of the best reserved seating at the biggest New Year’s Day celebration in the world – the Rose Parade!  Many parade goers start saving their viewing spots days before the Parade, spending an often chilly night camped on the sidewalks.  Not us – our premium seats (with the sun behind us) are reserved and waiting for us, but bring your hat and gloves and few layers to peel away as the morning warms up!

Following the parade, we have viewing time with the Rose Floats; an up-close encounter at the ‘post parade viewing area’. Our hospitality tent will have Game Day snacks and beverages to help you cheer on your favorite team for the big game.


  • Our Campground features:
    • Full hookups and paved sites with beautiful park views
    • A small store, recreation room and laundry facilities
    • A Fantasy RV Tours, private Hospitality Tent for dinners, parties, socials and fun (our usual fare is a ‘Get Acquainted’ Party, a Welcome Dinner, a BBQ Dinner, a social or two, a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party, and Game Day social – with big-screen TV to watch the Rose Bowl)

Everything does come up roses at Fantasy RV Tours, Rose Parade RV Rally. Let us make this legendary celebration fun, easy and enjoyable for you.