You still have time to set your calendar for Monday, January 2, 2012 so you won't miss the annual Rose Parade, also know as [officially] The Pasadena Tournament of Roses. This year's theme is "Colorful Imagination" and this year the parade will not be held on January 1st in accordance with the Never on a Sunday policy.
I grew up only minutes from the parade route and I wish I had my old black and white photos from the late forties. I remember showing them to my kids and telling them when I was a child the floats were decorated in black and white flowers. It worked for a while.
I don't know about you, but I get so confused when holidays occur on Sunday requiring the Monday Official Holiday rule. I suppose this also means no mail delivery until Tuesday... cheeze ... 2012 will be half over by then.