This holiday getaway will treat you to some of California's most popular spots and annual events, and features a most enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration. During your 5-night stay in Long Beach, you'll enjoy sightseeing tours and free time to explore on your own. Highlights include a fun-filled day in Pasadena, home of the famous Tournament of Roses Parade. You'll begin by watching the decorating committee putting their final touches on their beautiful floats and then attend Bandfest, featuring prize-winning bands that will be performing in the parade. You'll enjoy a performance of the "Glory of Christmas" at the Crystal Cathedral and ring in the New Year with a gala evening of dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a champagne toast to welcome the New Year. Following a day of leisure on New Year's Day, you'll return to Pasadena and enjoy reserved seating for the Tournament of Roses Parade, a grand tradition since 1890. You can choose to extend your vacation with a 2-night stay in Las Vegas, with its non-stop array of casino action, exciting shows, and over-the-top resort architecture.
Day #1 Arrive Long Beach, California - Ring in the New Year in style with tour group's ever-popular tour featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Day #2 Float Viewing - This morning you travel to Pasadena for a day combining the excitement of the season with fun-filled activities surrounding the Tournament of Roses. You’ll have an opportunity to view the floats as the decorating committee is putting on their final touches; attend Bandfest, featuring prize-winning bands, giving you a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action. Complete your day with a performance of the amazing “Glory of Christmas Show” at the Crystal Cathedral.
Day #3 Leisure - New Year's Eve Party - The day is yours to explore the area independently or you may choose to purchase one of the many options that will be offered. After an exciting day, get ready for tonight's New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance, with live entertainment and a champagne toast to the New Year.
Day #4 Pasadena - Happy New Year! Welcome to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, a grand tradition each New Year’s day since 1890. When the parade debuted, 2,000 citizens were on hand to witness history in the making. Today, more than 1 million spectators line the parade route. As tour group's guest, you will join them with reserved seating for prime viewing. After the parade, the remainder of your day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy another evening of spectacular live entertainment carefully orchestrated just for you.
Day #5 Long Beach - Depart for Home - Depart California with many memories of your incredible New Year's vacation.