The 123rd Tournament of the Roses Parade has officially kicked off on the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, California with a Wells Fargo float illustrating the theme of this year's parade: "Just Imagine."
As the parade meanders along its 2-hour, 5.5 mile route throughout Pasadena, spectators can expect to see 91 exhibits in total including 44 floats, 16 marching bands and 22 equestrian troupes, and others including a fly-over from the U.S. air force.
Lead by Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez as grand marshall, notable floats in this year's parade include the Donate Life float (#41), which honors with life of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed last year in the shooting that injured U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, and a 70-foot-wide octopus puppet named "Goldie Sachs" (#44) sponsored by the activist group "Occupy the Rose Parade."
The full lineup can be found here.
KTLA has also provided artists' rendering of the parade's featured floats.