This year, millions of spectators from around the world will celebrate the New Year with the 124th Tournament of Roses Parade. This commercial-free presentation of the Rose Parade, this year led by Grand Marshall Dr. Jane Goodall, will once again feature the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands.
“I am honored to be the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tournament of Roses,” said Dr. Jane Goodall. “New Year’s day symbolizes the opportunity to work toward new goals, experience new beginnings, and make a difference. My dream for this New Year’s Day is for everyone to think of the places we can all go if we work together to make our world a better place. Every journey starts with a step and I am pleased to see the Tournament of Roses continue to take steps toward not only celebrating beauty and imagination, but also a cleaner environment.”