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Posted: December 3, 2009 5:13 p.m.
Updated: December 4, 2009 6:00 a.m.
 
On New Year's Day 2010, millions of fans from around the world will be in Pasadena for the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade. Many spectators will spend days camping out on the street in hopes of getting a good spot to watch the parade. What many people don't know is that you can reserve seats for the best parade view in the house through Pasadena's Sharp Seating.

Sharp Seating has a variety of ticket and parking packages available for the Rose Parade, as well as for other activities that make up the Tournament of Roses Celebration. Tickets are selling quickly for grandstand seating at the start of the parade route - the same view TV cameras capture for the parade's network broadcast - so reserve now for the best selection. Ticket prices range from $42 to $85 per seat, depending on location, plus $28 for a parking pass.

Sharp Seating also provides tickets for a variety of pre- and post-parade events, including BandFest and EquestFest.

Parade fans who want an up-close look at the Rose Parade's legendary floats can purchase tickets to watch the final stages of float decoration at three different locations in Pasadena, including two locations inside the Rose Bowl stadium itself. Tickets are also available to view the floats after the parade. These events are extremely popular, so avoid long lines and purchase tickets ($7 for each event) in advance.

Tickets for the Tournament of Roses Parade and all other events can be purchased online at www.sharpseating.com or by calling (626) 795-4171.

"The Tournament of Roses is one of the greatest spectacles in the world," said Sharp Seating President Sindee Riboli. "There really is nothing else like it - more than 50 floats, 25 bands, 25 equestrian troops. Musicians and equestrians from around the country compete to be in the Rose Parade, so viewers really enjoy the best of the best. And while the floats look beautiful on television, they are truly breathtaking when you see them live. It's an experience of a lifetime that no one should miss."

More than 40 million viewers watch the Rose Parade on television every year, with more than one million attending the parade live. Viewer options for the parade are expected to be at a premium for the 2010 parade, as Pasadena hosts the traditional granddaddy of them all, the 2010 Rose Bowl football game on Jan. 1 and also the BCS Championship on January 7th.

For more information about tickets to the Tournament of Roses Parade and other events go to www.sharpseating.com.

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