Rose Parade

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game

Tournament of Roses

In the days leading up to the New Year, more than 800,000 people from all over the world converge onto Pasadena to witness the Tournament of Roses and millions of others watch from all over the world because it is covered by several television networks. While the Tournament of Roses is made up of several events, the two most famous events are the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 110th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Prudential.

The Rose Parade, a 135 year tradition, brings residents and visitors together on New Year’s Day (unless it falls on a Sunday) to watch grand floats covered in flowers, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units. The 2024 theme for the Tournament of Roses is “Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language”.

The 135th Rose Parade and 110th Rose Bowl Game will be held on January 1, 2024. (If January 1st occurs on a Sunday, then the events will occur the day after New Year’s Day in keeping with the Tournament’s “Never on Sunday” tradition kept since 1893, the first year the Rose Parade fell on a Sunday.)

Official Rose Parade App - Apple Devices

Official Rose Parade App - Android Devices

Parade Route

The parade route is 5.5 miles (9 km) and begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The route travels north on Orange Grove Boulevard at a leisurely pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Grandstand Seating (Ticketed)

Grandstand seating tickets and advance parking reservations are available through Sharp Seating, the official ticket office for the Tournament of Roses. Prices vary by location from $75 to $120. Tip: Purchase your parking through Sharp Seating to select a parking location near your seats.

Sharp Seating

1737 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 795-4171

SharpSeating.com

Curbside Seating (Free)

  • Available on a first come, first served basis
  • Campout begins the day before the parade at noon
  • Blue honor-line migration begins at 11:00 pm the day before the parade
  • Please refer to Overnight Parade Route Camping Restrictions section below. No chairs can be set up in Area 1 (West of Fair Oaks)

Free Wheelchair Accessible Seating - First Come, First Served

Limited complimentary seating is available at three locations in Pasadena. Submit a request with the Tournament of Roses. Each person with a disability is allowed up to four guests, free with approved application. At one of the three viewing areas there is a section with audio description for visually impaired visitors and another section with sign language interpreters. Tickets to all viewing areas are free. No seats are provided, so viewers need to bring their own chairs, cushions, stools, etc.

Paid Wheelchair Accessible Seating

Tickets for limited wheelchair-accessible seating at grandstand locations are sold through Sharp Seating Company. Price varies by location, limited quantity.

Sharp Seating
1737 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 795-4171

SharpSeating.com

Public Transportation

Metro A Line Light Rail Service

Parking sells out each year, for the best experience make sure to arrange parking ahead of time. Consider taking Metro is a light rail train that runs from Long Beach and through the San Gabriel Valley.

The A Line service begins around 4:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. Plan your trip on metro.net.

The Metro stations closest to the Rose Parade route are:

  • Del Mar Station (walk .3 miles north to the parade route on Colorado Boulevard)
  • Memorial Park Station (walk .2 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)
  • Lake Station (walk .4 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)
  • Allen Station (walk .4 miles south to parade route on Colorado Blvd.)


Metro Bus Service


Metro will also provide regular bus service to areas near the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Post Parade areas. Buses will originate from locations throughout the county. For real-time info on Metro service, follow @metrolaalerts on Twitter. For more info, call 323-GoMetro (323) 466-3876 or visit metro.net.

Metro is running free shuttles between the L Line’s Sierra Madre Villa Station and Floatfest on both Jan. 1 and 2. Shuttles are free with to those with a Floatfest ticket but regular fares apply for L Line and Metro Bus lines serving Sierra Madre Villa Station.

MetroLink

Kick off your New Year with a hassle-free Metrolink ride to the Tournament of Roses events via Union Station. Metrolink is providing early-morning train service on Jan. 1 on five lines to help riders reach the parade. See more info on: metrolinktrains.com/rose-parade. Metrolink riders can transfer between Metrolink and the L Line at Union Station. Follow signs — the L Line platform is adjacent to the Metrolink platforms.

Car & RV Paid Parking

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company (626) 795-4171. When purchasing tickets to the Rose Parade, we suggest purchasing parking at the same time in the area of your seats. Most tickets are e-tickets; Area 1 parking tickets are printed tickets that must be picked up at Sharp Seating by December 31st at 6 pm.

Other parking providers include Colorado Boulevard Parking (858) 692-0868 or (949) 295-6537; City of Pasadena (626) 744-6470; LAZ Parking (626) 578-1705; Easy Parking Service (626) 286-7576 and AP Parking (858) 692-0868. Paid parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis at various lots and parking structures near the parade route.

Car & RV Street Parking (Free)

Please adhere to all dates/times of the "No Parking-Tow Away" signs posted throughout the City. Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted citywide from December 22 to January 2. During this time, overnight parking permits will not be required to park on city streets. All other parking restrictions and prohibitions will apply including temporary tow away, “No Parking” areas and red curb zones, and vehicles in violation will be subject to impound and a fine. There is no parking allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded.

Street Parking Rules and Regulations

  • Under no circumstances will any vehicle be allowed to park continuously on city streets for more than 72 hours. Non-compliance may result in fines and/or the vehicle being impounded.
  • Overnight parking permits will not be required from December 22 to January 2. During this time, overnight parking permits will NOT be required to park on City streets. All other parking restrictions and prohibitions will apply including temporary tow away zones. Overnight parking restrictions will resume at 2 am on January 3.
  • There is no parking allowed on the parade route.
  • “NO PARKING-TOW AWAY” signs are posted on many city streets. Fines are imposed and can cost $200 or more to retrieve your car.
  • All red zones, accessible parking, and taxi, fire and bus zones will continue to be enforced throughout events.
  • Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded. If vehicle is impounded, call the Police Department’s general line at (626) 744-4241. If vehicle is impounded on December 31 from 5:00 pm through January 2 at 6:00 pm, call (626) 564-1682 or (626) 564-8199.
  • Parking for cars, campers and RVs is allowed in all legal spaces. All posted parking restrictions (1hr., 2hr., 4hr., etc.) will be strictly enforced except for the following holidays: December 25, 2023, and January 1, 2024. “NO PARKING” signs must be adhered to at all times; no exceptions.
  • Parking meters will be enforced during normal hours of operation except for the following holidays: December 25, 2023 and January 1, 2024.
  • Parking violations can be reported to Parking Enforcement at (626) 744-6440.
  • Motor home searches are completed by Police Enforcement starting on December 29, 2023, until the end of parade on January 1, 2024. Owner will receive a decal once search is approved.

Reserved RV Parking

Sharp Seating

Reserved parking recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Brookside Overnight RV Parking


Overnight RV parking is available in Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl Stadium prior to January 1. RVs must be completely self-contained; there are no hook-ups. Space is limited and made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. For additional information, please contact the Rose Bowl Stadium at (626) 577-3100.

Other RV Parks


Other RV Parks in the surrounding cities include Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in San Dimas, Fairplex KOA in Pomona.

Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground
1440 Camper View Rd., San Dimas, CA
(909) 599-8355

bonellibluffsrv.com

Fairplex Koa
2200 N. White Ave, Pomona CA
(888) 562-4230

fairplex.com

Limousine and Bus Parking

For limo and bus parking information, please call Blanchard Parking at (626) 397-4220 or Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Route Closures and Maps

Colorado Boulevard will once again close to motor vehicles earlier than in prior years for the staging of the Rose Parade. Colorado Boulevard will close beginning at 10 p.m. on December 31st, and will remain closed through the conclusion of the staging and clean-up following the parade.

If you plan to host a viewing party or other New Year’s Eve event or anticipate vendor deliveries and your property’s access is via Colorado Boulevard, please let your guests and vendors know that they must arrive before 10 p.m. or park in areas without restricted parking and walk in. The parade route will reopen by 2 p.m. on January 1st. Resident PassMaps will be updated once finalized.

Road Closure and Emergency Crossings Map
Public Access Map

Safety Tips

  • Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.
  • Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
  • “If You See Something, Say Something®.” Report suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.
  • In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets from where you are calling. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241.
  • Currently, there are no COVID-19 masking mandates or vaccination requirements for events or mass gatherings. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Sharp Seating will continue to monitor and follow all COVID-19 health orders and guidelines ordered by the Pasadena Health Department.
Important Twitter Accounts:

Spectator Restrictions for Grandstand Seating

  • Your ticket or valid credential must be displayed to any usher, public safety personnel or any authorized representative of the Tournament of Roses upon demand. All patrons are subject to search. Objects that may block the view or interfere with other patrons, or that may potentially pose a threat to safety, are prohibited.
  • Glass bottles, metal bottles, thermoses, coolers
  • Glass, metal or hard plastic containers
  • Bottles and cans of any kind are prohibited. Factory sealed bottles of water, 17 oz. or less, are allowed and limited to 2 bottles per person.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Whole fruit or vegetables that hasn’t been sliced
  • Boxes or wrapped Packages – food for personal consumption permitted at discretion of security officials
  • Bags larger than 14" x 14" x 6"
  • Banners, Signs, Flags, Poles or Sticks
  • Drones
  • Helium balloons
  • Laser pointers
  • Noise makers including, but not limited to thunder Sticks, musical Instruments, whistles, air horns and boom boxes
  • Skates, skateboards, hover boards, scooters or bicycles
  • Umbrellas
  • Camera monopods, tripods, or selfie sticks
  • Weapons or projectiles
  • Knives – regardless of length
  • Wallet chains (decorative purse chains/straps ok)
  • Diaper bags unless accompanied by a child
  • E-cigarettes or vaporizing devices
  • Folding or collapsible chairs (stadium chairs okay but back may not obstruct view)
  • Any device or item which in the opinion of the police, security, or a Tournament Official that represents a possible threat to the safety of any patron or to the enjoyment of the parade by any patron is prohibited. There is a curfew law for those under 18 in effect from 10 pm to 5 am. There must be a parent or guardian present.
  • Children ages 2 and under are allowed to lap seat in the grandstands. Otherwise, a ticket is needed like everyone else.
  • No animals, except official certified service dogs, will be allowed along the parade route.
  • No public parade viewing on Orange Grove Blvd. from Del Rosa to Colorado Blvd. and on Colorado Blvd. from Orange Grove Blvd. to Terrace. Only grandstand ticket holders are allowed in the grandstand area. Admission to this area will be through turnstiles located at Del Rosa and S. Orange Grove Blvd., Holly and S. Orange Grove Blvd., Terrace and Colorado Blvd., and at the Colorado Street Bridge and Orange Grove Blvd.

Overnight Parade Route Camping Restrictions

  • North of Tournament House on Orange Grove Blvd. to Del Rosa; Colorado Blvd. from Terrace to Sierra Madre Blvd.; Sierra Madre Blvd. to end of parade route.
What you can do:
  • Overnight camping is permitted only on the night before Parade Day, December 31, 2024.
  • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon before Parade Day. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At that time, spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it.
  • Small, professionally manufactured BBQs elevated at least one foot off the ground are allowed but need to be 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be available at all times.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are supervised by an adult.
  • Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.
  • Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
    “If You See Something, Say Something!” Report suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.
    In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets from where you are calling. For a non-emergency, call (626) 744-4241.
What you can't do:
  • Appearance in the parade is prohibited for any entries/marchers who have not been approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Stay off the street and do not pass the blue “Honor Line.”
  • Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.
  • No chairs can be set up in Area 1 (West of Fair Oaks)
  • Unoccupied chairs are not allowed. Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed from the parade route.
  • Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.”
  • ALL fireworks are prohibited except as part of official scheduled events.
  • No items may be sold along the parade route without a City permit. Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal. It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.
  • No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets or ramps—may be blocked or roped off.
  • Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
  • No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
  • Pets are not recommended along the parade; keep them safe at home!
  • The throwing of any objects into the roadway or parade route, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, marshmallows or flowers, is prohibited.
  • Throwing any object into the parade—or at passing vehicles or pedestrians the night before the parade—is dangerous and prohibited. Violators will be cited and their property will be seized.
  • Unauthorized vehicles obstructing emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at owners’ expense. No exceptions.
  • Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators may be cited or arrested. Sale, possession and use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  • Propane tanks are allowed but must be less than 5 gallons. Propane heaters okay.
  • A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be in place for both the parade and Rose Bowl Game. Anyone who attempts to fly a drone will be subject to fine, arrest and/or imprisonment. Information about the TFR and all federal drone regulations can be found on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.
  • Floats can be viewed while in formation on Orange Grove Blvd. the night before the parade until approximately 3 am or when police clear and begin to move floats.
  • For your safety and for the safety of others, please remember the City’s no-smoking policies prohibit smoking in outdoor public gathering events/special events/parades/fairs. This policy includes the use of cannabis and vaping devices (aka e-cigarettes). The public is advised to NOT use any vaping products.
  • Enhanced security measures will be in effect on the parade route. Pasadena police officers will resolve problems quickly and remove anyone from the scene who violates the law or disturbs the peace. Police canine teams will also be patrolling Colorado Boulevard. "If You See Something, Say Something®."

Key Contacts

Pasadena Visitor Hotline
Visit Pasadena offers a hotline to answer general questions about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, parking, directions, and things to do in Pasadena.
(800) 307-7977
visitpasadena.com

Tournament of Roses
The Tournament of Roses can answer questions about resident parking passes and press inquiries.
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
(626) 449-4100
tournamentofroses.com


Sharp Seating
The official ticketing partner of the Tournament of Roses, Sharp Seating can answer questions about the Rose Parade grandstand seating and parking, and tickets for Floatfest, Bandfest, and Equestfest.
1737 E. Colorado Blvd., between Bonnie and Meredith Ave. (entrance in back)
(626) 795-4171
sharpseating.com

City of Pasadena

Citizen Service Center
(626) 744-7311
cityofpasadena.net

Metro Transit Information Center
(323) 466-3876
metro.net

Police Department
911: For life-threatening emergencies
(626) 744-4241
: For non-emergency matters, including activity you believe to be suspicious

Official Rose Parade App

Experience America’s New Year Celebration with the official event app for mobile devices

  • Access information about our events including the 2023 Rose Parade presented by Honda, Bandfest, Equestfest, and Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase
  • View the full parade line-up and learn more about our participants
  • Plan ahead with our Parade Day Guide and maps
  • Follow the latest updates from all the Rose Parade social media accounts
  • Get instant alerts and notifications

Apple Devices

Android Devices

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I arrive for camping?

Curb camping on parade route is allowed beginning at noon the day before the parade. People can move out to the “blue honor line” but not passed it at 11 pm the evening before the parade.

What time should I be in my Grandstand Seats?

If your seats are located on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St., within the boundaries of the Tournament of Roses® security zone, you will need to have your ticket to gain access to this area and it is imperative that you arrive at your parade seat within this location by 6:30 am on parade day.

If seated west of Fair Oaks Avenue, it is recommended you are seated by 7:00 am if seated at the start of the parade west of Fair Oaks Ave. Otherwise we recommend being seated by 8:00 am. Regardless of where you are seated you should plan to arrive in the area at least two hours prior.

The parade begins promptly at 8:00 am.

What stations broadcast the Rose Parade

ABC, NBC, KTLA, Univision, RFD-TV, more than 115 international territories and countries

Where can I get a New Year’s Day vendor permit?

Call the Pasadena Business Services department at (626) 744-4166 (press #2 & then # 3) or visit the City of Pasadena Special Events FAQ page.

All vendors must have a business license to sell items on the Parade route.

Where can I buy Rose Parade souvenirs and programs?

During event week

Programs and souvenirs are available for purchase along the parade route on parade day; at the Rose Bowl Stadium and decorating sites; and at post-parade float viewing.

Parade Programs

Parade Programs are $10 and available at local Pasadena markets and the following locations:

Sharp Seating
1737 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 795-4171
sharpseating.com

Tournament House
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
(626) 449-4100

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 449-5320

Year-Round
tournamentofroses.com/shop

Where to stay

In Pasadena, you’ll find everything from glamorous hideaways, historic boutique hotels, major global chains, budget-friendly motels, and private short-term rentals. For the full list of Pasadena's accommodations, click here.

Pasadena Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena
180 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
(626) 403-7600, (866) 208-1527
marriot.com

Residence Inn by Marriott Pasadena
21 W. Walnut St.
(626) 204-9220
residenceinnpasadena.com

Hyatt Place Pasadena
399 E. Green St.
(626) 788-9108
hyatt.com

Hotel Dena
303 E. Cordova St.
(626) 469-8100
marriott.com

Hilton Pasadena
168 S. Los Robles Ave.
(626) 577-1000, (800) 445-8667
hilton.com

The Westin Pasadena
191 N. Los Robles Ave.
(626) 792-2727, (800) 937-8461
marriott.com

Pasadena Hotel & Pool
928 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 884-4150
pasadenahotel.com

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
(626) 568-3900, (800) 588-9141
langhamhotels.com

Which hotels/motels are on the Parade Route

Pasadena Hotel & Pool
928 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 884-4150
pasadenahotel.com

Howard Johnson
1599 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 808-4500
wyndhamhotels.com

Pasadena Rose and Crown Hotel
1203 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 449-3170, (800) 522-1555
pasadenaroseandcrown.com

Pasadena Rose Inn
2097 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 796-3122

Ramada by Wyndham Pasadena
2860 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 788-0325
wyndhamhotels.com/ramada

Saga Motor Hotel
1633 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 795-0431
thesagamotorhotel.com

Travelodge by Wyndham Pasadena
2131 E. Colorado Blvd.
(626) 796-3121, (800) 525-4055
travelodge.com

How do I volunteer to decorate floats?

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the Rose Parade. Community members and visitors are needed each year to decorate floats for the Rose Parade.

Float Decorating

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