Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Best things to do for New Years & New Years Eve in Pasadena

There is nowhere better to celebrate the New Year in Pasadena, CA. After all, Pasadena is home to the Rose Parade and The Rose, the newest and only concert dinner theatre. 

1. Norton Simon Museum (Open New Years Eve/ Closed New Years Day). 
Norton Simon Museum is one of Pasadena’s most respected and most visited gems with the greatest private collection of rare art on display. Some known artists pieces on display are by Rembrandt, Goya, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, and Picasso. It may seem like a small museum until you are inside. Before you leave, visit the sculpture garden and pond created in the likeness of Monet private garden. For more info, go to https://www.nortonsimon.org  
2. Huntington Library (Open daily. Closed on Tuesday)
The Huntington Library is known for its rare Art Collections and their Botanical Gardens and is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington. For more info, go to http://huntington.org/

3. 129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (Monday Jan 1, 2018 8am to 4pm)
People from all over the world come to Pasadena on New Years Day to catch the Rose Parade. Instead of watching it on television, come see it in person. There is nothing like it in the Country. People come a day early camp on Colorado Blvd the night before to save a prime seat to the parade.  For more info, go to https://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/rose-parade

4. The Rose Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs VS. Oklahoma Sooners (1/1/2018 at 2pm)         
The ranked No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs take on ranked No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  For more info, go to https://www.rosebowlstadium.com/

5. Caliburger – One of Pasadena’s newest and most popular burger joints is located across from the Pasadena Convention Center and next to The Rose is Caliburger. This isn’t just any burger. Each burger is hand crafted and made from the freshest ingredients. Be sure to add grilled onions and order their famous “Cali-fries” or some home cut natural fries and a delicious real ice cream shake to wash it down.  For more info, go to https://caliburger.com/
6. The Rose: 
Voted Best Concert Venue in the 2017 Readers Choice Awards and voted Best Music Venue by residents of Pasadena as seen in Pasadena Weekly, The Rose is Pasadena’s first and only Dinner Theatre style concert venue. This style of venue caters to those that love live music, but want to bring a date or host a party with friends at a sit-down dinner with a show. The Rose has a full American style menu to fulfill anyone’s desire and a full line of cocktails and an array of beers. 

The Rose hosts the top local and national headlining bands from across the world.  This New Years Eve (Sunday, December 31), Motown favorites, The Dramatics featuring Willie Ford will bring in the New Year in Pasadena. For more information, go to http://wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/rose-pasadena/events/

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