Rose Court 2019 | Ribbon Cutting Commences Annual Hotline

Rose Court for the Tournament of Roses 2019 officially kick off the annual visitor hotline

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez |

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and the 2019 Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel, along with the Tournament of Roses® Royal Court helped kick off more than a month of community and media events in Pasadena, when they attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 35th Annual Visitors Hotline this morning.

PHOTO: Tournament of Roses | |

Following the ceremony, the Rose Queen and Royal Court briefly staffed the Visitor Hotline phones to assist incoming guests with questions about the 130th Rose Parade® and 105th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2019.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | | L to R: Jeanne O’Grady Goldschmidt (Executive Director, Pasadena CVB); Micaela Sue McElrath (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Sherry Xiaorui Ma (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Gerald Freeny (President, Tournament of Roses); Michael Ross (CEO, Pasadena Center Operating Company); Louise Deser Siskel (2019 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen); Rucha S. Kadam (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Helen Susan Rossi (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Ashley Symone Hackett (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Lauren Michele Baydaline (2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court); Mayor of Pasadena Terry Tornek and Christine Susa (Director, Marketing and Communications, Pasadena CVB)

Today through December 31, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide information about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, all parade and game-day activities, dining, directions, accommodations and other holiday-related events. Each year, the Rose Parade attracts over 700,000 visitors who line the streets of Old Pasadena to take part in the parade’s celebration of music, artistry and community.

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Visitor Hotline (877) 793-9911 Hours of Operation (PST)

Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, December 10th – Friday, December 14th 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, December 17th – Friday, December 21st 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, December 24th – Friday, December 28th 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, December 31st 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Note: Hours are subject to change on the following holidays: Christmas Eve,

Christmas Day (Closed) and New Year’s Eve

Along with the 101th Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel, the seven-member 2019 Royal Court includes Lauren Michele Baydaline, Ashley Symone Hackett, Rucha S. Kadam, Sherry Xiaorui Ma, Micaela Sue McElrath, and Helen Susan Rossi.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez |

About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. With nearly 650 restaurants per capita than New York City for guests to enjoy, including shopping and entertainment, Pasadena offers something for everyone. For more information about planning a trip to Pasadena, contact the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 307-7977 or log on to