The Rome New Year’s Parade is a European-style parade in conjunction with the World Day of Peace. The route ends in St. Peter’s Square, where over 100,000 people from all over the world gather to hear the Pope’s annual New Year’s blessing. After the blessing, bands have a stationary performance for the enormous crowds in the square. The parade takes place annually on New Year’s Day. Visit the official website here: www.romenewyearsparade.com.