70,000 Expected for BR Christmas Parade
The 64th Annual
Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade will roll through Downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
More than 70,000 people are expected to watch the parade live and thousands will enjoy it on television through the holiday season.
Organizers say the parade is a celebration and a great way to connect with the community. Typically the parade includes about 80 entries including a mix of marching bands, celebrities, dance troups, non-profit organizations, and local businesses in seasonal themes.
The Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade is organized by the Cortana Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge and is a fund raiser of the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of funds raised by the Christmas Parade may be tax deductible.
The Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc. supports groups such as Youth Oasis, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Children’s Miracle Network, Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, Northdale Magnet Academy, and an array of local Key Clubs, schools, Hugh O’Brien Leadership Program and many other worthwhile projects.
The Cortana Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on S. Sherwood in Baton Rouge. Visit cortana-la.kiwanisone.org for more information about the club