Moments from the 129th Tournament of Roses parade(22 images)

Thousands lined the streets of Pasadena, Calif., for the annual Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day 2018. The flower-filled floats targeted the theme "Making a Difference." Fans from the two college football teams participating in the Rose Bowl national championship playoff game were among the crowd: Georgia and Oklahoma. Earth, Wind & Fire performed. The parade started in 1890 as a way to promote Pasadena's distinguished Valley Hunt Club but it soon became a means to display local fresh flowers. To this day the floats are built by volunteers, though most are built by professional float building companies and take almost a year to construct. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI

The Trader Joe's "Hats Off" float, winner of the Showmanship trophy, makes its way down Colorado Boulevard. | License Photo
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