The Placido family of Alhambra enjoys an early morning stroll along Orange Grove Boulevard to view the Rose Parade floats before they embark on the annual
The Placido family of Alhambra enjoys an early morning stroll along Orange Grove Boulevard to view the Rose Parade floats before they embark on the annual 5.5 mile route through Pasadena Jan. 1, 2013. (Leo Jarzomb Staff photographer, file)

Welcome to full coverage of the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Reporters will be providing full coverage of the parade from photos to tweets to video and more throughout New Year's Day.

The parade starts promptly at 8 a.m. PDT on New Year's Day but our live coverage begins before then as we talk to spectators who eagerly await for the floats to travel down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

For more on the parade, check out our preview coverage of both it and the Rose Bowl:

Rose Parade

Rose Bowl

 

And check out our special magazine, The Rose, online.

Curious about where the floats will travel through Pasadena? Here is a map of the Rose Parade route and items nearby of note and necessity.

The options are many. And since this is 2014, we've got 14 of our favorites restaurants — seven places for breakfast, and seven places for lunch. Two repasts for every day of the week.

Want to see the Rose Parade floats after the parade when things are a bit calmer? Here is how you can view Rose Parade floats after they park in Pasadena.

 

Going to the Rose Parade? Here is a list of some of the best advice to consider before making your plans.

Float preparations, Bandfest, the Parade and more. All our photo galleries that are Rose Parade related.

President s Trophy winner Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economies, Republic of Indonesia during the Rose Parade on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. on
President s Trophy winner Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economies, Republic of Indonesia during the Rose Parade on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Watchara Phomicinda Staff photographer, file)

Acosta, an Altadena resident, grew up wanting to be Rose Queen. She got her wish. Learn more about this year's Rose Parade Queen.

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who will be riding down Colorado Boulevard this year, sat down with sports reporter Tom Hoffarth for a question and answer session.