POSTED: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:11pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 2:51pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) —
The Cortana Kiwanis Club, organizers of the annual Christmas Parade, announced today that a new expanded route for the parade has been approved by the City of Baton Rouge.
The Parade consists of over 70 floats, bands, specialty vehicles and special guests, and will roll at 5.30 pm on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 and expects to attract over 70,000 attendees. The Battle of the Bands will now be held at 4:00 p.m. in A.Z. Young Park (close to start of route on Capitol grounds) where local high school bands will compete to be this year’s top band.
The new 2011 parade route will be:
• START from North Third and Spanish Town, in front of State Capitol
• Right on Fourth Street
• Left onto North Street
• Right on to Sixth Street
• Right onto Convention Street
• Right on Fourth,
• Left on Main
• Right on Lafayette Street, ending where Lafayette meets North Third Street