NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 132nd Rose Parade presented by Honda has been cancelled.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® recently announced that it has partnered with six broadcasters to air a two-hour TV entertainment special on New Year’s Day. The show will air during the time slot traditionally reserved for live coverage of the Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The TV special – “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda,” will feature a reimagined New Year celebration, including live-to-tape musical and marching band performances, heartwarming segments related to the Rose Parade, celebrity guest appearances, special Rose Bowl Game® football highlights, equestrians, spectacular floats from years past, a behind-the-scenes look into the making of a float and you will have a chance to be part of the show. There will be plenty to see, including special performances by Sheryl Crow, Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, and more.
“We are beyond excited about the upcoming New Year’s Day television special and the unique opportunity it gives us to not only entertain our worldwide audience in new and dynamic ways, but also honor the Rose Parade’s 130-year tradition,” said David Eads, executive director and CEO of the Tournament of Roses. “Each year, tens of millions across America and around the world invite us into their homes to celebrate the New Year, and this year will be no different. We may not be able to make our typical 5.5-mile march, but we are hosting a spectacular celebration nonetheless.”
For this unprecedented TV special, the Tournament of Roses is proud to partner with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a nationwide network of food banks. “Food insecurity has been a focus of our organization’s efforts during the pandemic, so it was only fitting that we extend our commitment to our re-imagined New Year Celebration,” said Bob Miller, president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. “We are proud to work with Feeding America, an organization that is working to change lives in communities across the country.”
The entertainment special will also showcase seniors in high school and colleges from bands across the country, who will come together for a special, virtual performance of “Everything’s Coming up Roses” lead by a surprise conductor. “While we have invited all the bands who were scheduled to perform in this year’s parade to instead join us for the 2022 Rose Parade, we realize that there are many seniors who will graduate before that. We didn’t want them to miss out on this opportunity, so we’re giving them their very own, unique performance spotlight,” said Bob Miller.
Join the fun for this televised special from the safety of your own home. Tune in to the Reimagined New Year Celebration on ABC, Hallmark, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV & Univision at 8:00am PST on January 1st.