The perfect antidote for that New Year’s Eve hangover is the annual Tournament of Roses celebration in Pasadena, California. This is the 125th year of the Rose Parade, and it will be carried live on NBC. Al Roker and Hoda Kotb are your hosts for one of the best parades of the year. According to NBC, here’s what is in store for viewers large and small.
The Rose Parade is the most popular New Year’s Day celebration in the world, and this year’s theme will be “Dreams Come True.” The parade will feature 44 lavish floral floats, including one celebrating NBC’s hit series “The Voice.” Themed “Singing the Dream,” the colorful entry captures the spirit, drama and electrifying thrill of television’s #1 singing competition. Iconic set pieces bring “The Voice” experience to life, from the spinning “I Want You” chair and the massive hand grasping the mic, to dazzling adornments like musical notes and beautiful red rays that evoke the show’s stage. Dreams really will come true for this season’s champion, newly crowned at the live finale on December 17, as the winner performs an original song from atop the eye-catching float.
The Rose Parade’s Grand Marshall is the legendary Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before you dine on College Football and party leftovers sit down for a warm refreshing bowl of California sunshine.
Date: Tuesday, January 1st
Episode Title: “125th Annual Rose Parade”
Start Time: 11:30 am ET
Online Stream: NBC.com