Rose Parade Information

Pasadena Rose Parade  

The biggest and best known of Pasadena’s annual events are the New Year’s Day Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game®  presented by VIZIO. Keeping with the tradition of “Never on Sunday,” the 123rd installation of
the pageant and the 98th football game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2012. If you’d like to attend,  begin planning and make your reservations in advance. Tickets sell out early, and hotels in the city book up in anticipation of these holiday events.
ROSE PARADE®  presented by Honda
The 5½-mile parade begins at 8 a.m. (PST) on January 2, commencing a 2½-hour procession of imaginative flowery floats, spirited marching bands, and majestic equestrian teams making their way along Orange Grove, Colorado, and Sierra Madre boulevards  between sidewalks and grandstands teeming with an estimated 700,000 spectators.
Parade Seating
View from designated curbside locations along the route for free or buy tickets for grandstand seating. Grandstand tickets are available for purchase from February 1– December 31 from Sharp Seating Company, the official Tournament of Roses®  ticket distributor, 626-795-4171, Tickets may also be available through other ticket brokers; please refer to the Rose Parade® section of
Advance reservations are highly recommended and available for parking of automobiles, buses,  and recreational vehicles while attending  the parade. Please refer to or the Rose Parade® section of
Float Decorating
You can get involved in float decorating in two ways: Before the parade at three locations, you can watch as others decorate  the floats, or you can actually participate in the decorating (schedules vary by location, and considerable waiting periods should be expected).
Post-Parade Float Viewing
Walk within a few feet of the floats to see them in close detail while they are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards.  Fees apply.

Parade Facts
DATE:         Saturday, January 1, 2013
TIMES:      Rose Parade begins at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m EST)
LENGTH:     5 1/2 Miles
The 2012 Rose Parade will be broadcast live by ABC, NBC, Univision, Tribune (KTLA), Hallmark Channel, HGTV (Home & Garden Television), RFD-TV, Sky Link TV, TLC, and the Travel Channel.

ATTENDANCE:    The Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena Police Department expect an attendance of approximately one million spectators.

Brookside Park
360 N. Arroyo Blvd.
No-hookup parking for holiday season only.

East Shore RV Park
1440 Camper View Rd.
 San Dimas

Fairplex KOA
2200 N. White Ave.


Visitors Center
300 E. Green St.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Call for weekend hours.

Pasadena Museum of History
Official Year-Round
Tournament of Roses®
470 W. Walnut St.

Tournament of Roses®
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
24-hour recorded
626-449-ROSE (-7673)
Resident passes:

Sharp Seating Company
Official Tournament of
Roses® ticket distributor
1737 E. Colorado Blvd.
(enter in back)

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.