On Monday morning, CBS News reported that eager spectators have already begun to nab their favored spots along the parade's 5.5 mile route in Pasadena.
“It’s lots of fun and we have family members who are gonna do shifts so we’re not going to be here all day and the kids enjoy it so we come every year,” paradegoer Isabel Hodge told CBS News early Monday.
As the parade's website notes, those who will be fortunate enough to get a spot along the parade's route will be "treated to a two-hour parade of magnificent floral floats, talented marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians."
The website continues:
The five-and-a-half mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2.5-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard where the majority of the parade takes place. At the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and ends at Sierra Madre and Villa Street.
(Click here to see the parade route map)
Curbside viewing space for the parade is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight camping on the street will be permitted.
For those planning to drive during, before or after the parade, the city of Pasadena has released the following list of street closures.
Via CBS News:
- Parade route and adjacent streets one block north and south will be closed 7 a.m. through 11 a.m. Tuesday.
- Streets in the formation area including Pasadena Avenue north of California and the Colorado Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. on Monday until 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
- Orange Grove Boulevard between Colorado Boulevard and Columbia Street closed from 8 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
- Altadena Drive between Orange Grove Boulevard and Cooley Place closed beginning 5 a.m. Monday through 1:30 p.m.
According to Patch, there will be several options -- both in private and public lots -- for parking near the parade.
(Click here for South Pasadena Patch's list of parking options.)
Those who can't make it to Pasadena to watch the parade can always catch the festivities on TV. The parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV and Univision.
Will you be watching the Rose Parade in person or on TV? Check out these photos from last year's Rose Parade and Occupy Rose Parade and tell us in the comments below:
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out photos below from the Rose Parade 2013: