POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:38pm
Baton Rouge, La — The Annual Baton Rouge Christmas Parade has rolled through downtown every year since 1950. It's a holiday tradition in Baton Rouge and serves as the official welcome parade for Santa Claus.
Every year, over 70,000 people line the parade route and thousands more watch the parade on television. The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is a 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. Under Cortana Kiwanis' management, the parade serves as a fundraiser which supports the charitable work done by Cortana Kiwanis year-round.
There will be over 70 floats in this year's parade.
Also, there are VIP tickets available for the parade.