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Christmas events this weekend in the Capital Area

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 6:35 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - There are several events happening in the Capital Area this weekend to help get you into the Christmas spirit as the holiday season kicks off.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

GUS YOUNG CHRISTMAS PARADE

On Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at noon, the Annual Gus Young Christmas Parade will take place. Presented by Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, the parade starts at Winbourne and Acadian and will travel down Acadian; make a left on Gus Young Avenue and end at the intersection of Gus Young and Foster. Local businesses, patrons, school bands, dance teams, elected officials and community leaders are planning to attend.

CORTANA KIWANIS CHRISTMAS PARADE

On Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Baton Rouge the Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade will roll. Attracting thousands of attendees every year, the parade is the largest and longest running in the Greater Baton Rouge metro region. The Battle of the Bands will begin at 5 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SANTA ROCKS THE ROWE

On Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Perkins Rowe will host its annual Santa Rocks the Rowe event from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be live music from The Baton Rouge Concert Band and The Cool Beans Band, photos with Santa, face painting, games, and more. This event is free and open to the public. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LIVINGSTON PARISH

DENHAM SPRINGS KIWANIS CHRISTMAS PARADE

On Saturday, Dec. 11 beginning at 2 p.m., the Denham Springs Kiwanis Christmas Parade kicks off. Floats will begin lining up at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at Yellow Jacket Blvd., head south down Range Ave. and end at Veterans Blvd.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH

MORGANZA “COUNTRY CHRISTMAS” PARADE

On Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. in Point Coupee Parish, Morganza Fire District #2 is hosting the “Country Christmas” parade. Vendors will be located at Morganza Town Hall and the Old Morganza High School starting at 10 a.m. until the end of the event. After the parade, there will be a live DJ, pictures with Santa, and so much more.

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