Scenes from the Phoenix Decorating Co. float barn



Tomorrow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. is the last chance to see up-close the floats before they make their official debut in the 2010 Rose Parade.

You’ll get to experience the floats as they undergo the final stages of preparation at the three staging areas. Watch as the last bits of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and flowers are applied to the floats by pros and volunteers.

Admission costs $7 for any two visits (children under 5 are free). Pre-purchase tickets online.


  • Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco St.
  • Brookside Pavilion, Lot I, south side of Rose Bowl Stadium (disabled accessible)
  • Rose Palace, 835 S. Raymond Ave.

At the Expo Village in Lot I, special guests from the Renaissance Pleasure Faire will also entertain and hold workshops for doll and puppet making, wheat weaving, leather working and more.


(Associated Press images: Volunteers work this week at Phoenix Decorating on the Trader Joe’s float, called “Look Ma — No Hands.”)

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