Learn more about the Christmas Parade here! Click the questions below to navigate to specific information or scroll through to browse. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please feel free to contact us!

  • Who organizes the parade?

    The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is organized by the Cortana Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge and the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc. The Parade is a fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of your support of the Christmas Parade may be tax deductible. You should consult your tax advisor.

    The Cortana Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on South Sherwood in Baton Rouge. Visit cortana-la.kiwanisone.org for more information about the club.

  • How can you support the parade?

    Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this parade is the fundraising aspect, which supports charitable projects right here in Baton Rouge via the Cortana Kiwanis Foundation. If you’d like to support the cause but can’t attend the event, there are many other ways to get involved! You could:

    – Sponsor the marching bands

    – Sponsor a float for your favorite charitable group

    – Buy VIP bleacher tickets – $25 each

    – Donate and become a “Friend of Kiwanis”

    A portion of your financial support could be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor. Call 225.424.7085 to discuss these and other ways you can help!

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    The Christmas Parade is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of your financial support could be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.

  • What groups does Cortana Kiwanis support in the Baton Rouge area?

    Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
    The Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon
    Milton J. Womack Golf Tournament benefiting OLOL Children’s Hospital
    Distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets
    Trauma Dolls to OLOL Hospital and BR Fire Department
    Defibrillators for Local Schools
    B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) in Elementary Schools
    The Mayor’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge benefiting the Greater BR Food Bank
    Big Buddy Christmas Shopping Spree
    Kiwanis International’s “The Eliminate Project”  – Eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus worldwide

    Cortana Kiwanis Donates “World Famous” Jambalaya to the following events:
    H.O.B.Y. (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) Convention
    B.R. Corvette Club Car Show benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital
    Touch A Truck sponsored by B.R. Junior League
    Parkview Elementary Spring Fling Carnival
    Highland Open Tennis Tournament benefiting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation Heart Hero Hustle
    Circle K District Convention
    100 Black Men
    Highland Park Tennis Assn. “Hallowheel” benefiting kids with disabilities
    Shenandoah Homeowner’s Assn. “Day Without Crime”
    St. Thomas More Jambalaya Cooking for Flood Victims
    Back to School Bash sponsored by AmeriGroup
    Jr. Achievement
    Baton Rouge Police Department

    and many other worthwhile projects!

  • For participants in the parade, is there a required meeting?

    Yes, there is a required safety meeting for all participants. The information is listed below.

     

    Safety Meeting – UPDATE
    Date
    : Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    Tour of Facility: 5:00PM
    Safety Meeting: 5:30PM
    Location: Coca-Cola Bottling Company
    Address: 9696 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70811

  • What items do I need to turn in?

    The following items need to be turned to reserve your spot in the parade. You can either fill out the registration form on the website, or print out these documents and email them to elf@christmasinbr.com:

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UPDATE - the Safety Meeting has been moved to Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:30pm at Baton Rouge Coca-Cola