2016 Rose Parade: Maps, Street Closures, Parking

Planning on enjoying the spectacle in person? Here's a guide with details on everything you need to know:

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As the clock ticks down to New Year's Day, thousands are preparing for the annual event that showcases Southern California.

Floats, bands and royalty will stroll down Colorado Boulevard at the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Friday.

Planning on enjoying the spectacle in person? Here's a guide with details on everything you need to know:

PARADE ROUTE

  • The parade begins at Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard.
  • The parade travels north down Orange Grove Avenue.
  • The floats will then turn east onto Colorado Boulevard.
  • The procession will turn north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard.
  • The parade will end at Villa Street.

The parade will start at 8 a.m. and move at a leisurely pace, clocking in at 5 and a half hours.

At the start of the parade, no foot traffic will be allowed on Orange Grove Boulevard between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street.

STREET CLOSURES

Closed Jan. 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

City officials also said that adjacent streets one block north and south of the route will be closed during the parade from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Closed Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Seco Street between Arroyo Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue

Closed Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.

  • Orange Grove Boulevard between Colorado Boulevard and Columbia Street

Closed Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. until Jan. 1 at 11 a.m.

  • Colorado Bridge

Closed Jan. 1 at 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Del Mar Boulevard between Pasadena Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue

More information on street closures can be found on the city's website.

PARKING

No parking will be allowed on the route, and cars parked in the red zone will be towed.

No Parking/Tow Away Zones from Dec. 31 at midnight until Jan. 1 at 11 a.m.

  • California Boulevard between arroyo Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue
  • Arroyo Boulevard between California Boulevard through Colorado Bridge

More information on parking can be found on the parade's website.

METRO RIDES

Metro will provide free rides on New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. Thursday to to 2 a.m. Friday and will operate all Metro Rail lines, Metro Silver Line and Metro Orange Line throughout the night to allow parade goers to get early access to the parade route.

More information on Metro service can be found on MTA's website.

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