The Annual Baton Rouge Christmas Parade has rolled through Downtown every year since 1949. In 1951, the parade rolled at night for the first time and has continued to since. It's a holiday tradition in Baton Rouge and serves as the official welcome parade for Santa Claus. Every year tens of thousands of people line the parade route and thousands more watch the parade on television. The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is the largest and longest running parade in the Greater Baton Rouge Metro Region. Over the years the parade has been managed by many different groups. In 2009 the reins were passed to Cortana Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge - a local chapter of Kiwanis International. The parade now benefits the Cortana Kiwanis Foundation, which supports the charitable work done by Cortana Kiwanis year-round.
This year's parade will be Saturday, December 9th at 5:30! Don't miss out on all the holiday fun!