Happy New Year!!
Alhambra’s “Building Friendships Across the Pacific” float was enjoyed by thousands of people who watched the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2011.
Alhambra’s float design featured the sun connecting lanterns from China to kites in the United States which signifies the friendship between Alhambra, California and their sister city Rizhao, China.
The float was designed and built with Rizhao, China.
Alhambra, California has a wonderful tradition of celebrating the New Year with colorful floats in the Rose Parade. The city also sponsors a luncheon with the Rose Queen and her court every year to meet and greet the residents.
The 2011 New Year was ushered into California with an amazing celebration of friendship and love.