If you ever have a chance to spend Thanksgiving in NYC, I recommend taking the kids up to see the balloons as they wait for their moment. And as 2017 winds down, you have a chance to get to know more about our celebrated Rose Bowl parade by traveling to Pasadena to view our special floats before or after their official route. Here’s how you do it before the parade – viewing begins on December 28 and runs through New Year’s Eve, so is a nice activity during the week after Christmas – you can even volunteer to assemble floats if you are of age. Or, purchase tickets for Post-Parade on January 1-January 2 in Altadena. Here’s a link for all the information.