Ready for the parade?

It’ll be all hands on deck this Saturday for our wonderful team of staff photographers. The Pasadena Star-News/Rose Magazine photographers are amazing and they always turn in beautiful parade photos every year. Bookmark this link and check out the photo galleries that should be online about an hour after the parade. In the meantime, that site has everything and anything Rose Parade- and Rose Bowl-related from the Star-News staff, so it’ll be worth your time to visit it now.
Our parade guide is also available online as a download at, or viewable as an interactive edition (link posted two entries below.)
We’ll be tweeting live from Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1, so if you’re not following us on Twitter yet, do it now: 
We wish you all a Happy New Year! For those camping out on Colorado Boulevard tomorrow night, stay safe, warm and dry!

Your guide to the 2011 Rose Parade, with floats and entries in order of appearance

Click into the interactive edition of Rose Magazine, below, for a complete viewing program guide to the 122nd Rose Parade, including the Grand Marshal, float entries, marching bands and equestrian teams, in order of appearance.

The guide: Last-minute holiday gift ideas from Pasadena-area stores



  • Gift cards (seen above), luxury candles and pretty much anything in stock at Lula Mae100 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

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Pictured: Dickens Village holiday festival lights up Sierra Madre

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Sierra Madre held its annual Dickens Village holiday festival on Saturday in the city’s charming downtown shopping district.
In Kersting Court, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony was followed by the arrival of the Jolly Old Elf himself.
Is there a town better suited to the glow of holiday cheer? Unlikely, we say.
For unique holiday gifting in Sierra Madre, visit the boutiques we featured in our February Shop the Block spread: Attitude! and La Bella Rouge, for women’s clothing and accessories;, for stationery and stocking stuffers; and Savor the Flavor, for gourmet goodies.
More photos after the jump:

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