Welcome to Pasadena!

by Ruby on December 30, 2011

kit-cat clockThis is the time of year when thousands of tourists and football fans show up in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. If you happen to be one of them, welcome! We'd love to see you while you're here. Just, you know, be aware that our store isn't usually covered in chain-link fences.

Did you know that we talked this year about how cool it would be to have a Vroman's float in the Rose Parade, maybe for a big anniversary year? There's certainly nothing in the works yet, but everyone agreed that it would be fun to see a big book-themed float roll past our front door. Maybe someday.

While you won't see a Vroman's float any time soon, though, there is one to look out for this year – Kit-Cat Clocks recently announced that in honor of their 80th anniversary, they will have a float in this year's parade! Kit-Cat Clocks was founded on the West Coast in the 1930's, and we sell them at the main store. Below is some more information about Kit-Cat Clocks and their float entry, so make sure to keep an eye out for it.

The American made iconic Kit-Cat® Clock turns 80 and announces its participation in the 2012 Pasadena Rose Parade®

In celebration of the company’s 80th anniversary, Kit-Cat® Clocks will roll down Colorado Boulevard in the  2012 Tournament of Roses® Parade with an attention-getting entry alive with activity – skateboarders zipping on and off the float, couples dancing to tunes from a jukebox and riders from eight to 80 years old, representing the children, parents, grandparents and great grandparents who have owned and loved a Kit-Cat Clock during the eight decades since the first Kit-Cat was created in 1932.

Aptly named, “Timeless Fun for Everyone,” the 55 ft. long parade entry will be a nostalgic look back at history.  Adorning the float will be a 3-story tall black and white Kit-Cat Clock, with its contagious smile, rolling eyes and swinging tail one of the most recognizable icons in home décor, as well as other flower bedecked images that bring back memories of good times — a chocolate malt from a 40’s soda fountain and a jukebox from the ‘50’s.  Kit-Cat’s float is the only commercial float that will be “CA Grown” with 100% of our floral coming from CA to celebrate the last 50 years manufacturing each and every Kit-Cat Clock in our California facility.