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No Rose Parade means local celebration is going virtual

TV special in place of Rose Parade to feature eclectic batch of stars

City News Service | 12/8/2020, 10:40 a.m.
With their signature parade sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic...

With their signature parade sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced a slate of celebrity performances and guests today for a special television program set to air on New Year's Day.

"The Rose Parade's New Year Celebration'' will on ABC, Hallmark Channel, KTLA, NBC and RFD-TV at 8 a.m. PST, and on Univision at 7 a.m. PST on Jan. 1, 2021.

The program will include musical performances from Sheryl Crow, Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and The War and Treaty.

Additionally, celebrity guest appearances are on tap from longtime "voice of the Dodgers'' Vin Scully, musical artist Daddy Yankee, actress Shanola Hampton, former Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, actress and dancer Rita Moreno, actress Dascha Polanco, and past Rose Parade Grand Marshals Emeril Lagasse and Gary Sinise.

The special will also feature marching band performances, segments about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game football highlights, equestrians, spectacular floats from years past, a behind-the-scenes look into the making of a float, and New Year's wishes from fans around the world.

For more, visit tournamentofroses.com.