Many spent the New Year participating in or watching the 122nd Annual Rose Parade, including a college student orignially from the East.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Pasadena as the parade kicked off Saturday morning.
This year's parade theme was "Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories."
There were many high school and college bands in the parade. One of the band members participating is orginally from Pitt County. Adrian Tucker is a section leader for the french horn for North Carolina Central University's band. Tucker went to South Central High School.