The iconic New Year’s tradition – the Rose Parade – runs along a 5 1/2-mile route in Pasadena. Put on by the Tournament of Roses, the 130th Rose Parade began at 8 a.m. PT Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
This year’s theme was “The Melody of Life,” with Grand Marshal Chaka Khan, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician.
Tuesday’s event was the 72nd consecutive television broadcast of the Rose Parade for KTLA.
The parade was on KTLA for two commercial-free hours, followed by three encore presentations. Our own Micah Ohlman, Leeza Gibbons and Mark Steines provided all the details on the floats, equestrian units, bands and tournament entries.
Are you a fan of one of the 19 marching bands that are in the parade? You can watch a raw, unedited feed devoted to the bands on KTLA’s Facebook page.
A float broke down near the end of the parade, and because of that, the three final parade entries did not appear in the original television broadcast. You can watch a special production of the three entries here.