Rose Parade Hotline: (818) 449-ROSE. This is the source for all important information about the Tournament of Roses Parade. For a comprehensive, free, guide to the parade, contact the Automobile Club of Southern California at (818) 795-0601.

Los Angeles Regional Transportation Informationer Center: (213) 626-4455 or (818) 246-2593 for details on special public buses to the parade.Grandstand seating: Sharp Seating sells parade-route reserved grandstand seating tickets for $24 to $32 each. The firm also sells parking for cars at $12 and overnight parking for motor homes at $70 ($35 day only). For $275, motor home owners can park their vehicles along the Colorado Blvd. parade route and view teh parade from the comfort of their motor homes. (818) 795-4171.

Marsden Brothers offers prime seating at Orange Grove and Colorado for $38, parking for $12. (310) 394-6639.

Immetta's Ticket Service in Anaheim near Anaheim Stadium and two miles from Disneyland offers round-trip transportation between the parade and Anaheim Stadium with reserved grandstand seating for $90. (714) 939-0393.

The Tournament of Roses Bandfest features the parade bands executing their intricate formations not possible on the parade route. It will be held Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Pasadena City College.