It's certainly the most high-energy way to kick in the New Year. That is, if you choose to go see the 121st Rose Parade in person. The annual celebration, themed this year as "2010: A Cut Above the Rest," will feature two-plus hours of floats, marching bands and equestrian units. Rose Parade through Pasadena. Grandstand seating at (626) 795-4171. 8 a.m. Fri. (877) 793-9911. www.tournament.