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The Tournament of Roses is back. After returning last year following canceled festivities, the 134rd Rose Parade will march down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (The event has held a “Never on a Sunday” tradition since 1893.)
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords is the grand marshal of the floral float-filled festivities, which will air live starting at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET on local ABC and NBC channels, the Hallmark Channel, KTLA-5, RFD-TV and Univision, and will stream on Peacock. It will precede the 109th Rose Bowl game presented by Prudential.
The 2023 theme is “Turning the Corner,” which “celebrates the unlimited potential that each new year brings,” per a release. Adds Tournament of Roses president Amy Wainscott, “whether that corner is actual or figurative like the unlimited potential that each new year brings — we all enjoy the opportunity of a fresh start. Turning a corner means rising above — alone, or with family, friends and community. This year, as we turn the corner together, we share in the hope, beauty and joy of what 2023 will bring.”
Fitz and the Tantrums will kick off the parade with a special performance presented by Honda featuring youth singers and the Rose Parade Youth Dance Group, and Grammy-winning artist Tanya Tucker will close out the festivities with a grand finale presented by Mansion Entertainment Group.
Live spectators and viewers at home can expect to see floats from brands, corporations, nonprofits including the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, City of Hope, Louisiana Travel, Nascar, Pennsylvania State University, Snapchat, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in partnership with Nouns, Trader Joe’s and more. Southern California cities such as Burbank, South Pasadena and Torrance will also roll through with botanical-covered creations.
The 2023 Rose Queen is Altadena high school student Bella Ballard, an Ogburn School senior heading to Yale in the fall. Per a release, Ballard volunteers with Ronald McDonald House Charities and Chelsea Football Club; plays soccer at Santa Clarita Blue Heat Football Club, West Coast Football Club and Venice Beach Football Club; and plays tennis at The Arroyo Seco and Flint Canyon Tennis Clubs.
The parade will also feature classic vehicles, equestrians and marching bands; see the full lineup here.
When Is the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game?
The 2023 Rose Parade will air live Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET and will be followed by the Rose Bowl game. The broadcast runs 90 minutes with commercials.
2023 Tournament of Roses Parade: How to Buy Tickets
Tickets for the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade grandstands (Jan. 2, 2023) and Decorating Places and Bandfest events (Dec. 31, 2022) are still available to buy online. Pricing ranges from $80 to $110 for grandstand tickets, and Bandfest and Decorating Places timed entry tickets are $20; learn more and buy here.
Who Is Playing the 2023 Rose Bowl Game?
NCAA football teams the Utah Utes and the Penn State Nittany Lions will play against each other in the 2023 Rose Bowl game, which begins at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET and takes place at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl stadium. You can buy last-minute tickets to the 2023 Rose Bowl game online through On Location, Vivid Seats and Ticketmaster.
How to Watch the 2023 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on TV
Viewers with a traditional cable subscription can tune into ABC, NBC, KTLA-5, the Hallmark Channel and Univision, which all have the rights to air the 2023 annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game. You can also use your cable account to log into the livestream on each of the channels’ websites.
How to Stream the 2023 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Online
Already cut the cord? You can stream the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game online on Peacock, which costs $5 per month for the Premium plan or $10 monthly for the Plus package. Both include over 80,000 hours of movies and TV episodes, next-day access to NBC and Bravo shows, live sports such as Premier League and Sunday Night Football and more. Only the Plus tier allows subscribers to download and watch select content online and enjoy an ad-free experience.
You can also watch the event with a subscription to select live TV streaming services, including DirectTV Stream ($70 and up monthly; save $50 with select packages), FuboTV (from $70 per month), Hulu with Live TV ($70 and up per month; includes Disney+ and ESPN+), SlingTV’s Blue or Orange & Blue plans ($40 to $55 per month) and YouTube TV ($55 for the first three months, then $65 per month).
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