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Rose Parade

Take the Gold Line to the Rose Parade

January 1

Metro Rail's Gold Line makes it easy to get to Pasadena's Annual Tournament of Roses. The Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake and Allen stations are just a short walk from the parade route.

Avoid the traffic and parking hassles.  Parking is available at Union Station East for $8. Find the locations of additional Park & Ride lots near other Metro Rail stations.  Or you can find your best connection to the Gold Line using Google Transit or Metro's Trip Planner .

Note: Metro has implemented a parking management program at many Metro stations.  Please visit for more information.

If you are riding Metro Bus to and from the game, please check the individual timetables for last bus times leaving Pasadena, as buses will be operating on Sunday/Holiday schedule.

Valley Residents: Take Line 501 to the Rose Parade and bypass Downtown LA. The cost to ride the express line is $2.50 for one way travel.

Buy roundtrip fare for only $3.50 in stored value, or purchase a Metro Day Pass for $7!  All fares must be loaded onto your own, reusable TAP card, which costs just $2 and must be tapped before each boarding.

For those looking to get a head start, Metro Rail, Orange and Silver Lines will be operating overnight from New Year’s Eve.

Exit the train at any of the stations listed below:

  • Del Mar Station (walk 2 blocks north to the Parade route)
  • Memorial Park Station (walk 2 blocks south of the Parade route)
  • Lake Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)
  • Allen Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)

Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Parade, oversized items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.

Tip: Load your TAP card with $3.50 in stored value for roundtrip fare in advance and bypass the TAP vending machine lines on your return trip. Each customer must remember to tap their own card before each boarding.