Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 28, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 28, 2019 

Post Parade 
Float Viewing

Knott’s Marks 100 Years with 
an Entry into the Rose Parade 

Post Parade is a great 
way to view the floats 
up close following the 
Rose Parade and see the 
workmanship that went 
into each entry. These 
beautiful masterpieces will 
be parked along Sierra 
Madre and Washington 
Boulevards spanning over 
two miles. Tournament 
volunteers “white suiters” 
will be on hand with 
helpful information about 
the float process.

Dates & Times

Tuesday, January 1 | 1:00 
pm to 5:00 pm (last entry 
at 4:00 pm)

Wednesday, January 2 | 7:00 
am to 9:00 am (disabled 
visitors and senior citizens 

Wednesday, January 2 | 
9:00 AM to 5:00 pm (last 
entry at 4:00 pm)

 Viewing is located E. 
Sierra Madre Blvd. and E. 
Washington Blvd. Shuttle 
service is available from 
three locations, Pasadena 
City College, Rose Bowl 
Stadium Lot B, and Sierra 
Madre Villa Gold Line 
Station. For more info go 

 Note: Ticket sales end at 
3:00 pm and last entry is at 
4:00 PM. The park closes 
at 5:00 pm. Rain or shine 

 Knott’s Berry Farm is set 
to participate in this year’s 
Rose Parade, sending the 
theme park’s very first ride, 
the Butterfield Stagecoach 
which has been in continuous 
operation since 1949. 

 Officials from the park said 
“The wild west has always been 
a part of Knott’s Berry Farm’s 
fabric from the start, so it is 
fitting that Knott’s brings a taste 
of the wild west to the 2020 
Tournament of Roses Parade as 
a symbol of pride for its historic 
past as well as a nod to the hope 
in our future.” 

 The Knott’s renowned 
stagecoach, historic surrey 
wagon, was ridden through 
the park by Knott’s Berry Farm 
founders, Walter and Cordelia 

 Riding the Stagecoach will 
be a representation of Knott’s 
Ghost Town characters who 
still roam the town of Calico, 
Knott’s Ghost Town themed 
area. Following behind will be 
none other than the famous 
beagle himself, Snoopy, whom, 
along with the other peanuts 
characters, have been the park’s 
mascots since 1983. They will 
also use horses from the park 
to pull the stage coach and 
buggy, six horses will be pulling 
the stagecoach and two for 
the buggy with four outrider 

 It was also said that the park’s 
famed, Brutus the donkey, will 
also ride in the parade. 

Knott’s Berry Farm will 
also participate in Sunday's 
Equestfest, see below. 

 Pictured: stagecoach ride. 
Photo by D. Lee /MVNews

Last Minute Rose Parade Float Preparations

All photos by D. Lee /MVNews

(Top and top right) The 
2020 Opening Spectacular 
exemplifies “The Power 
of Hope.” The Opening 
Spectacular will feature (in 
alphabetical order): • Ally 
Brooke • Chino Hills High 
School Drumline (Chino 
Hills, CA) • Emilio Estefan • 

from Disney’s 

Tournament of Roses set 

to Hold Equestfest Sunday

(Top left) Volunteers working 
on “Dig Alert” float, a 
humorous depiction of a very 
serious catastrophe in the 
making serves as a reminder 
to always contact 811 before 
you dig.

 Watch horses and talented riders, before they ride in the Rose 
Parade, perform drills and dances and demonstrate trick riding 
and roping. Attendees can also stroll through the stables, talk 
to riders and learn about the various equipment that the riders 
use. Also, learn about many different breeds of horses while 
enjoying the vendor court, displays, great music, food and drinks. 
Equestfest will take place this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 
the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestfest is organized by the 
Tournament of Roses Association. 

 Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. 
Purchase tickets online or by calling Sharp Seating at (626) 795-
4171. This event is rain or shine.

General Admission | $20.00

VIP Reserved Seating | $45.00

Children 5 and under |Free


Vendor court and activities | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Equestrian show | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Parking $10.00 per car at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. 
Parking is purchased at the event venue.

Los Angeles Equestrian Center is a one of kind establishment 
located in Burbank in the heart of Griffith Park. The facility is a 75 
acre world class horse show complex.

The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses announced that the 
131st Rose Parade presented 
by Honda on will include a 
mid-parade performance 
from the North American 
tour cast of Disney’s 
FROZEN, the hit Broadway 
musical currently playing 
a nine-week engagement 
through February 2, 2020 
at the Hollywood Pantages 
Theatre in Los Angeles.

 Stars Caroline Bowman 
(Elsa) and Caroline 
Innerbichler (Anna) will 
lead the entire North 
American tour company of 
FROZEN in an exclusive 
performance of “For the 
First Time in Forever” 
live at the intersection of 
Colorado and Orange Grove 

 Following the performance, 
several of the show’s stars 
will continue down the 
parade route in a sleigh 
decorated by FTD, the 
Official Floral Company of 
the Tournament of Roses, 
and featuring California 
Grown flowers. 

 In addition to the North 
American tour and 
Broadway companies, 
FROZEN’s global footprint 
will soon expand to 
include London, Australia, 
Japan, and Hamburg. 
For more information, 
including a list of currently 
announced cities, visit

 FROZEN is produced 
by Disney Theatrical 
Productions under the 
direction of Thomas 


Oddfellows Rebekahs’ float titled “First Responders Bring 
Hope” to honor all of our First Responder professions. The float 
depicts many first responder professions including firefighters, 
paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police, park rangers, 
search and rescue teams and so on.

 Drop Off Dates & 
Locations: Pasadena 
residents can drop off 
their trees for recycling 
from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 
p.m., December 26, 2019 
through January 4, 2020 at 
the following locations:

Eaton Blanche Park

3100 E. Del Mar Blvd.

Bring your tree to the 
parking lot on Millicent 

Robinson Park

1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Bring your tree to the 
parking lot on Morton 

Please Remove all stands, 
ornaments and lights

Curbside Pickup Dates 
(Your Trash Pickup Day)

 Curbside pickup for 
Christmas trees will be 
available to Pasadena’s 
solid waste customers on 
their regularly scheduled 
collection days and routes 
beginning January 2 
through January 15, 2020. 
Christmas trees may be 
trimmed to fit in yard 
waste container (Black 
Lid) for recycling.

 Please REMOVE all 
stands, ornaments and 

 For more information 
on this program call the 
Pasadena Citizen Service 
Center at 626-744-7311 or 

Bandfest Presented by REMO

Bandfest is a sneak peak of the 2020 Rose Parade bands. 
Watch as they perform their award-winning field shows 
that led to their selection. Three shows over two days give 
everyone a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers 
and auxiliary performers in action before they complete 
their 5 1/2 mile march down Colorado Boulevard.

Dates & Schedule

Sunday, December 29, 2019 | 1:30 pm

Monday, December 30, 2019 | 9:30 am

Monday, December 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm

Purchasing tickets in advance online is recommended by 
or by calling Sharp Seating at (626) 795-4171. General 
Admission | $15.00 Children 5 and under || Free

 Parking is free on campus. The Metro Gold Line is a light 
rail train system that runs to Pasadena. Take the Metro Gold 
Line to Allen Station and walk one mile (about 20 minutes) 
to Pasadena City College.

Volunteers for the City of Torrance work on fish for The Pine Wind 
Garden float “Our Garden of Hope and Dreams” inspired by the 
Japanese garden, established in 1991 in the City of Torrance’s 
Cultural Arts Center.

Volunteers from the Chinese American Heritage Foundation 
work on a floral M-4 Sherman Tank as part of the float “American 
Heroes” a 75 foot long commemorative floral salute that pays 
special tribute to American Heroes and the World War II recipients 
of the Congressional Gold Medals including over 20,000 Chinese 
American members of the United States armed forces.

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