After Rose Parade 2013, where and when to see floats
Following the parade, floats will be on display along Sierra Madre Boulevard between Paloma Street and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and along Washington Boulevard between Sierra Madre and Woodlyn Road.
Some floats to keep an eye on:
No. 2: American Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" is the lead float in the parade, reflecting this year's theme, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." The 100-foot-long vehicle consists of three islands that display features inspired by Dr. Seuss to illustrate a child's imagination and dreams, and the fun to be had there. [Graphic]
No. 45: China Airlines' float features a pagoda towering three stories tall.
No. 66: Natural Balance Pet Foods' "Canines With Courage," celebrating decades of service by U.S. military working dogs trained to sniff out booby traps, deliver messages and track enemies.
No. 73: Farmers Insurance's "Love Float," featuring a Virginia couple who tied the knot in front of millions of viewers. Gerald Sapienza and Nicole Angelillo beat out three other couples vying to get married aboard the float in a national online contest. The ceremony was officiated by radio personality Sean Valentine.
No. 77: Department of Defense Korean War Anniversary. Sixty years after combat ceased in the Korean War, officials say few paid attention when the veterans of that war came home. "The Rose Parade is the heroes' welcome these veterans always deserved and never got," said Army Col. David J. Clark, who mingled with volunteers and veterans at a decorating session.
-- Times staff
Photo: The Dole “Dreaming of Paradise” float, which pays tribute to the beauty and bounty of the tropical paradise of Latin America, took the Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful entry. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times