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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Help Decorate The City of Alhambra's Rose Parade Float

Volunteers are invited to help decorate the City of Alhambra’s Rose Parade Float before it sails down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on January 2, 2023.

The City’s 94th Rose Parade Float features a hot air balloon rising, surrounded by clouds, flowers and the iconic Alhambra arch .

The float is currently being built. Volunteers will decorate it at the Rose Float Plaza South, 5400 Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale. 

Dry Decorations

Dry Decorating takes place on the first three Saturdays in December: the 3rd, 10th or 17th, and the decorating shift is from 9am to 5pm (with a half-hour lunch at noon). Dry decorating consists of working with dried organic material like seeds, beans, legumes, corn husks, rice, and dried flower petals. These materials help create the different textures of a float design, and since they are dried, they are applied well before the parade.

Floral Decorations

Those interested in working on the Floral Decoration can participate from Monday, December 26, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023, either the morning shift from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or the evening shift from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Volunteers are asked to work for the entire shift, with a half an hour break for lunch or dinner. Please bring your own lunch or dinner.  

Volunteers should dress warmly in layers, and wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty with glue, seeds, and flower petals. Closed-toe shoes are required for safety, and all volunteers must be 13 years of age or older. 

To register to volunteer, visit the City of Alhambra’s website and select the Rose Parade Decorating tab or call the Alhambra Park office at (626) 570-3242. 

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