What time does the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade start, and how can you watch live online? The 126th annual Parade of Roses starts at 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET on New Year’s Day, January 1. The parade with be live streamed on ABC and broadcast on eight other networks who will air the two-hour parade on local and cable television channels. Get all the details on how to watch online and a list of TV stations below.
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If you love parades, this is a great one to watch. This year’s hosts are Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of the popular HGTV show Property Brothers, and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell. The theme of the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade is “Inspiring Stories,” and that may ring true for the new Bachelor, Chris Soules — or at least fans hope it turns out to be an inspiring love story.
US Weekly reports that ABC will be showing off their own elaborately decorated parade float to promote the reality show’s 19th season that starts Janaury 5. Complete with a mini Bachelor mansion, the float will feature not only Soules but several other Bachelor-nation alum as well, including Jason and Molly Mesnick; Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried; and Bachelor in Paradise stars Sarah Herron and Marquel Martin.
Christian Today reports that the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade is Louis Zamperini, Olympian and World War II prisoner, despite the fact that he passed away in July. The parade is dedicated to Zamperini, who wrote his life story in the book Devil at My Heels. His book inspired another best-selling book, Unbroken, one that Angelina Jolie’s new movie, Unbroken is based on. Zamperini’s life story certainly brings true meaning to the Parade of Roses “Inspiring Stories” theme.
Watch the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade on your computer, tablet, iPhone or Android smartphone online if you aren’t near a television on Thursday morning. ABC is offering live stream coverage via WATCH ABC for viewers in the following cities: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. To use the app, viewers must verify their participating TV provider account — Verizon FiOS, Comcast, Cox, ATT-Uverse — to gain access to the free live stream.
The following networks will broadcast the Parade of Roses on local TV and cable channels: ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV, and Univision. The Hallmark Channel will re-broadcast the parade at 1:00 p.m. ET, in case you are busy sleeping off a hangover from New Year’s Eve.
After the two-hour Rose Parade is over, get ready for some football when Oregon and Florida State play in the 101st Rose Bowl Game. Kickoff time is 5 p.m. — watch the game live on ESPN.