DECEMBER 5, 2018 • 5:30 PM

The 68th Annual Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade will roll through Downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Every year, more than 80,000 people watch the parade live and thousands more enjoy it on television through the holiday season. The Parade is a celebration and a great way to connect with the community. The parade is open to everyone. Typically the parade includes about 80 entries. These entries are a mix of marching bands, celebrities, dance troupes, non-profit organizations, and local businesses in seasonal themes. 

Video Clips - 2014 Christmas Parade

2016 Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade Video

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The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is held in beautiful downtown Baton Rouge. Both parking decks and street parking are available for public use. 

Get the Map

Download your copy of the 2018 parade route here! Includes parade route and approximate walking distances from various areas of downtown Baton Rouge.

Downtown Activities

The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade starts at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5! The Santa Run will take just before the start of the parade. 

Keep Downtown Baton Rouge Beautiful

Ice chests, coolers, pets and strollers are welcome! Please remember to clean up your area after the parade. Outdoor garbage receptacles are available for waste disposal. Thanks for helping us keep downtown Baton Rouge beautiful!

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs to learn more about the parade and make your experience a great one by coming prepared!