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This Week: Christmas Train, Rose Bowl Festivities, Ladies Night Out

Posted By Karen Young On December 23, 2010 @ 8:30 pm In Activities,Family,My Daily Find | No Comments


As New Years approaches, it’s all about wrapping up Christmas, Rose Bowl festivities and a little shopping. Have a very Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

THE NORTH POLE EXPRESS: Take a little road trip to the Fillmore and Western Railway and board a vintage train with storytelling, caroling, cookies & chocolate milk and elves  through December 27.  You can even wear your pajamas! Visit Santa’s Village in the park and ride the Carousel or shop at the Christmas Craft Booths. www.fwry.com/2010_NPE/north_pole_express_2010.html Fillmore & Western Railway364 Main Street, Fillmore (800) 773-8724

Paula Deen is the Grand Marshall of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade Photo: Tournament of Roses

EQUESTFEST: Burbank is the place for Equestfest on Wednesday, December 29 from 11am to 3 pm at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center  Meet many of the Equestrians you will see New Year’s Day in the 2011 Rose Parade at this  equestrian event. Horses and riders perform drills and dances, and demonstrate trick riding and roping.  Think “wild west” in the 21st century. Stroll through the stables and talk to the riders. Learn about the various tack and the many different breeds. Take advantage of wonderful one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Tickets: $10 & $15 www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/events/detail/equestfest-presented-by-wells-fargo Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank

FLOAT DECORATION VIEWING: Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2011 Rose Parade on December 28-31 in Pasadena. Get a backstage glimpse of the floral floats in their final stages of preparation at three locations Watch as a   variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, flowers are applied to the floats. www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/events/detail/float-decorating-presented-by-bayer-advanced

BANDFEST: This once a year musical extravaganza features the prizewinning bands of the 2011 Rose Parade performing the field shows that made them famous. Three shows on December 29 and 30 will give everyone a chance to see these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action. Pasaadena City College. www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/events/detail/bandfest-presented-by-remo

LADIES NIGHT OUT NEW YEARS EVE: A terrific array of Magnolia Park boutiques have joined together to present a special edition of Ladies Night Out on New Year’s Eve from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This ladies-only event promises to be the ultimate in shopping, beauty and fun with in-store parties, chic fashion finds, terrific treats, divine discounts, music, prize drawings and more! Stores involved in this fabulous year-end soiree are 33 Rooms • 1928 Jewelry Company • Alexa’s It’s New To You • audrey * k • Dylan Keith Salon • Encore Nouveau • Magnolia Commons • Mindfulnest • Rocks and Runes • Simply Coffee • The Logan Art Gallery • Vintage Playclothes. For more about Ladies Night Out, please visit www.magnoliaparkburbank.org or call (818) 848-3788.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE: The theme of the 122nd Touranment of Roses Parade is “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories.” If you want to attend, check out the website or call for info: Toll free Visitor Hotline, (877) 793-9911; the Visitors’ Information line, (626) 449-ROSE; or contact the Tournament of Roses office, (626) 449-4100.

POST PARADE SHOWCASE OF FLOATS: Check out the floral masterpieces past parade on January 1 and 2Parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena, the floats are exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. A revised documentary on the will be shown throughout the day in the 1600 seat auditorium adjacent to the Showcase Lot. Admission to the updated film is free with admission to Post Parade. www.tournamentofroses.com/the-rose-parade/events/detail/post-parade-a-showcase-of-floats2

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