130th Rose Parade Presented by Honda
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 8:00am

The 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8:00AM on January 1, 2019 and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Experience – in person – the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena!


Ticketing Seating: Reserved grandstand seating for the Rose Parade is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company, the Official Grandstand Seating Provider, from February 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Every person must have a ticket to sit in the reserved grandstands. The only exception is for children two years of age or younger who have the option of sitting on an adult’s lap, otherwise they must also have a ticket. Contact Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Important Note --

Please note that on January 1, prior to the start of the Rose Parade, the foot traffic flow on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St. will be closed due to parade activities.

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. It is imperative that you arrive at your parade seat within this location by 6:30 a.m. on January 1, 2019. 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.

Non-Ticketed Seating: Curbside viewing is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows the occupancy of curbside space along the parade route beginning at noon on the day before the parade. For tips and rules about curbside viewing, visit the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau website and download the Visitor Hotline Handbook.


The Pasadena Police Department, supported by the Tournament of Roses Association and City Officials, will be closing the Rose Parade route early to vehicular traffic to enhance public safety measures. Route closures will take effect beginning at 10:00 p.m. on December 31 through 2 p.m. on January 1, along Colorado Boulevard, from Orange Grove Boulevard, to Sierra Madre Boulevard, and northbound on Sierra Madre to Paloma Street.

Please read more about Rose Parade safety tips and guidelines on our Parade Safety Guidelines page. Safety tips and guidelines are also provided by the City of Pasadena


For information on official tour packages, visit PRIMESPORT for all information.


The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Califronia. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2 1/2-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard, where the majority of the parade viewing takes place. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company (626) 795-4171; 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. Overnight parking on Pasadena streets begins at noon the day before the parade, for that evening only. All “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits, 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. More information on RV parking, limos and buses can be found in the Parade Day Guide.



Metro will operate 24 hour service on Metro Rail, also on the Silver and Orange Lines on the night of December 31 through the morning of January 1. In addition, Metro will offer enhanced service on the Metro Gold Line to accommodate large numbers of anticipated riders on January 1.

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-GoM-etro (323-466-3876) and plan your trip at www.metro.net.

Want to ride a bike in Pasadena? Try Metro Bike Share and find the nearest bike share station at www.bikeshare.metro.net.


The Metrolink will provide special service on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines, specifically for individuals to enjoy the Rose Parade. Check www.metrolinktrains.com for schedule information or call (800) 371-5465 for more information.

Drop-off/Taxis/Rideshare Services into the Pasadena area additional options for your consideration.


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