Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney has some exciting news to share: she's co-hosting the Tournament of Roses Parade with Today's Al Roker on New Year's Day.
Sweeney, who grew up in Pasadena, has been attending the parade annually with her family for years. Hence, she's thrilled to be hosting it.
"My dad will be bringing Ben and Megan to watch the festivities," shared Sweeney about her children on her website, alisonsweeney.com. "I remember us riding our bikes to the parade route when when I was their age, so I know they'll be as fascinated by the floats as I was."
The theme for this year's parade is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," the title of the popular Dr. Seuss book. Jane Goodall, the world renowned primatologist, animal welfare advocate, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will be this year's grand marshal. The parade will feature 42 lavish floral floats, 21 high-stepping equestrian teams and 23 incredible marching bands from as far away as Japan. This year's Rose Queen and her court will also appear, along with special guests on spectacular floats.
The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade will air from 11:30 am to 1 pm ET on NBC.
Photo Courtesy: NBC/Chris Haston