How the Rose Parade Will Look Different (and Not Be a Parade) on New Year’s Day 2021

  • Variety
How the Rose Parade Will Look Different (and Not Be a Parade) on New Year’s Day 2021
Normally around this time of year, the bleachers have already been erected through Pasadena, and hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to camp out on city streets to catch a glimpse of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

It’s a tradition that dates back to 1891, and has only been canceled three times, during World War II. But now the Rose Parade has been put on hold for a fourth time, and plans for this year’s event — including the theme (“Dream. Believe. Achieve.”), royal court and selected floats and bands — have been rolled over to 2022.

In its place, the Tournament of Roses Association has produced a two-hour pre-taped special, “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration,” which will air at 8 a.m. New Year’s morning on Ktla in Los Angeles, as well as nationally on the networks that normally air the live parade: ABC,
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