2022 Rose Parade: Route, Time, Theme and How To Watch Live

The annual Rose Parade is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the nation's calendar.

And 2022's procession should be all the more special following from last year's cancellation due to coronavirus; the first time such a pause has occurred since World War II.

Read on to discover everything you need to know about the floral float-filled festivities taking place this New Year's Day.

What Is The Rose Parade?

Rose Parade
Rose Parade performers participate in the 123rd Annual Rose Parade on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The floral float-filled Rose Parade 2022 is taking place this New Year's Day Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The earliest of the events, known officially as the Tournament of Roses, witnessed floats filled with orange-blossom-bedecked, horse-drawn carriages wowing crowds in 1890.

The parade is scheduled to mark the start of the American college football Rose Bowl Game in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California.

This year's incarnation sees football teams the Utah Utes and the Ohio State Buckeyes playing against each other in the 2022 Rose Bowl game, beginning at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET.

More than a century since the inaugural event, the floats on the 133rd parade now vie to be the most eye-catching by using sophisticated tech tucked away beneath a sea of brightly colored flowers.

A statement on the Tournament of Roses site promises visitors will this year "experience the beauty of the floral floats along with spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units."

Rose Parade 2022 Theme

2022 Rose Parade
Rose Parade float on the parade route during the 128th Tournamnet of Roses Parade Presented by Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The theme of the 2022 Rose Parade is “Dream. Believe. Achieve” Getty Images

The theme of the 2022 Rose Parade is "Dream. Believe. Achieve." Both those attending in-person and others watching on TV can expect to see flowered floats inspired by TV shows such as ABC's The Bachelor and Fox's The Masked Singer making an appearance.

Additionally, brands, businesses and charities such as the AIDS Health Foundation, AMC Theatres, Reese's and Trader Joe's are also anticipated to be taking part.

Expect pop star LeAnn Rimes to add a sprinkle of celebrity stardust to the parade party when she performs her track "Throw My Arms Around the World."

And also promising to provide live music are Laine Hardy and the Hot 8 Brass Band, during the mid-parade show, while country music artist Jimmie Allen will bring the show's grand finale to a close.

The parade will also feature classic cars, horse riding, marching bands and even the U.S. Army Parachute Team dropping out of the sky onto the parade route.

Rose Parade 2022 Route And Times

Rose Parade 2022 Route And Times
A float is seen during the 2003 Tournament Of Roses Parade on January 1, 2003 in Pasadena, California. The Rose Parade 2022 begins at 8 a.m on New Year’s Day Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8 a.m. on New Year's Day, with the procession taking place along a 5.5-mile path along Colorado Boulevard.

The event kicks off at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard and then travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2.5-mph pace.

The Rose Parade will next head east onto Colorado Boulevard, where much of the main event is scheduled to occur.

Towards the end of the event, the parade travels north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard before it officially finishes at Villa Street.

How To Travel To the 2022 Rose Parade

Those wishing to attend the Rose Parade in person have plenty of options available.

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles can be bought via the official Pasadena Tournament of Roses site.

Alternatively, the site invites people to save the time and stress of driving by connecting to the city's Metro Gold Line.

How To Watch Or Stream The 2022 Rose Parade

Viewers with a cable subscription can enjoy all the Rose Parade action via ABC, NBC, KTLA-5, the Hallmark Channel, RFD TV and Univision, and these all also boast the rights to air the subsequent 2022 Rose Bowl game.

The parade and Rose Bowl game can also be streamed live online with a subscription to select live TV streaming services. These include DirectTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, SlingTV's Blue or Orange & Blue plans and YouTube TV.