Rose Parade 2023: Spectators line Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC)– Those hoping to grab a seat along the Rose Parade route to catch Monday’s procession began claiming sidewalk seats Sunday afternoon.

All people and objects such as blankets and chairs had to remain at the curb until 11pm, after which spectators began to make their way to the blue “line of honour” on the street.

This year’s parade will take place on Monday 2 January, in keeping with the Tournament of Roses tradition of never holding the event on a Sunday.

People who want to stay overnight for the parade should follow the rules:

– Small, professionally made grills that are at least 12 inches off the ground are permitted along the route, but they must be at least 25 feet from buildings and other combustible objects. A fire extinguisher must also be within reach.

— Persons under the age of 18 may only enter the parade route from Sunday 10pm to Sunday 5am if supervised by an adult.

– Parade-goers should be prepared for cold weather and dress in layers.

— Tents, sofas or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.

– Campfires along the route are prohibited.

— No items may be sold along the route without municipal approval.

— The sale of seats along the parade route is prohibited.

— Horns may not be sold, given away or bought along the route.

— Public areas must not be cordoned off.

— Ladders or scaffolding that can be used for elevated viewing of the parade are prohibited.

— Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on public streets and sidewalks and other public areas.

Drones are also blocked along the parade route. The “No Drone Zone” mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration also extends to flights over the Rose Bowl during football games. Anyone violating the drone ban can be subject to arrest, prosecution, jail and/or fines.

As usual, security will be tight along the parade route and anyone found breaking the law or causing a disturbance will be removed from the area. Parade spectators are asked to report any suspicious activity and to call 911 in an emergency, or call 626-744-4241 for non-emergencies.

Colorado Boulevard was closed to traffic at 10:00 p.m. Sunday and will remain closed until at least 2:00 p.m. Monday following the parade and subsequent cleanup. Closures are in effect from Orange Grove Boulevard to Sierra Madre Boulevard and northbound on Sierra Madre to Paloma Street.

Various freeway ramps will be closed in the Pasadena area to control traffic Sunday night through Monday afternoon. According to Caltrans, the following closures apply:

— Exit Westbound Freeway 210 at Sierra Madre;

— Exit 210 eastbound on San Gabriel Boulevard;

— Freeway 134 eastbound at Orange Grove Boulevard; and

— Westbound freeway 134 ramp at Orange Grove.

Parking in the area is limited and often sells out early, so parade-goers were encouraged to take the subway or other public transport to the event. Metro L (Gold) Line operations begin around 4 a.m. Monday, with four stations spaced within half a mile of the parade route.

The theme of the 134th Rose Parade is “Turning the Corner,” with former Arizona State Assemblyman Gabby Giffords serving as Grand Marshal. The parade begins Monday at 8am and opens with a performance by Fitz and The Tantrums aboard the Forever Certaind Honda car.

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