PASADENA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Final preparations are underway for Pasadena's 130th Rose Parade, which forecasters say could challenge spectators with chilly and blustery conditions as a cold Santa Ana wind event develops in Southern California.
Fans have to wait until noon Monday to claim spots along the 5.5-mile route, but after a sunny afternoon they'll need to be prepared for a cold overnight camp out before the New Year's Day floral spectacle.
The National Weather Service says gusts may range from 25-35 mph and early morning wind chill readings will be in the 30s.
Under the theme "The Melody of Life," the parade of flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units kicks off at 8 a.m. with an opening number including, Chaka Khan, who is serving as parade grand marshal.
Colorado Boulevard will close to traffic at 10 p.m. and remain closed until after the parade and during cleanup.
Those planning to camp out for the parade should take note of the following rules:
-Small, professionally made barbecues that are elevated at least 1 foot off the ground are permitted along the route, but they must be at least 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher also must be readily available.
-People under age 18 will only be permitted on the parade route from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday if they are supervised by an adult.
-Parade-goers should be prepared for cold weather and dress in layers.
-Tents, sofas or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are
prohibited along the route.
-Bonfires along the route are prohibited.
-No items can be sold along the route without a city permit.
-Selling spaces along the parade route is prohibited.
-Horns may not be sold, given away or purchased along the route.
-No public areas can be roped off.
-Ladders or scaffolding that can be used for elevated viewing of the parade are prohibited.
-Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on public streets and sidewalks and other public areas.
Information on parade rules and safety tips is available here.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.