Happy New Year, everyone! As we usher in 2024, there’s no better way to start the year than by enjoying one of America’s most beloved New Year’s Day traditions – the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
This spectacle of roses, floats, and musical performances is a feast for the senses, and I’m here to guide you through everything you need to know to enjoy it from the comfort of your home.
First things first, set your alarms for 8 a.m. PST on Monday, because that’s when the magic begins. You can catch the parade on several TV channels, and the broadcast hosts have been prepping for weeks to give you live, detailed coverage of the event.
And here’s something exciting – for the first time, the Tournament of Roses will be livestreaming the parade, so you won’t miss a beat even if you don’t have a TV.
For social media enthusiasts, be sure to follow @PasStarNews on platform X for live tweets and behind-the-scenes peeks. Got questions? They’ve got answers!
If you’re a details person, like me, you’ll appreciate the comprehensive guide to every float, band, and equestrian unit the Pasadena Star-News has put together – it’s like having a parade program right in your hands.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating a World of Music,” brings an array of musical talents to the forefront. Audra McDonald, a six-time Tony Award winner, takes the helm as the grand marshal. Plus, get ready for performances by stars like Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, “The Voice” champion Cassadee Pope, and “American Idol” alumni David Archuleta and Jordin Sparks.
The Rose Queen for 2024 is Naomi Stillitano, a 17-year-old Italian-American with a flair for fashion. She, along with the Royal Court of six other remarkable young women, will grace the parade with their presence.
Now, let’s talk about some special highlights. The traditional Stealth Bomber flyover is making a comeback, and we’re all in for a treat with the return of the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Equestrian units, a staple since 1890, will be there, each with its own unique history.
Did you know the roses you see during the parade come from various places? It’s a global effort! Also, keep an eye out for the local Little League World Series champions on the DirecTV float and the record-breaking 150-feet-long Newport Beach float.
Post-parade, the excitement continues with the Rose Bowl game. This year, it’s a clash of titans with Alabama facing Michigan. The game kicks off at 2 p.m. PST.
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So, there you have it – your complete guide to enjoying the 2024 Rose Parade from home.
Whether you’re in it for the floats, the music, the sports, or just the joy of a new year, this parade has something for everyone. Enjoy, and here’s to a fantastic 2024! 🌹🎉🏈