6 Christmas Parades You Don’t Want to Miss


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Santa’s busy this parade season, and he’s making appearances in parades all over the Baton Rouge area. Here’s six parades you don’t want to miss!


Broadmoor’s 5th Annual Christmas Parade – Baton Rouge, LA

December 1, @ 2:00pm

Parade Route: Begins on Goodwood Blvd in the parking lot of Broadmoor High School going east on Goodwood then north on Woodhaven St to west on S. River Oaks Dr. then south on Cora Dr. and ending back on east Goodwood Blvd to the parking lot of Broadmoor High School.

While this parade has only been running for 5 years, it’s fun for the whole family that you don’t want to miss. And to give back this season, they’re accepting donations of non-perishable food items, so you can do good for the community while having fun.


32nd Annual Christmas in Central Parade – Central, LA

December 1, @ 10:00am

Parade Route: Begins on Joor and Hooper Rd continuing on to Joor and ends on Lovett Rd.

After running for 32 years, this parade is doing something right. The city of Central wants you to come celebrate the season with them.


Denham Springs Christmas Parade – Denham Springs, LA

December 8, @ 2:00pm

CANCELED: Due to the potential for inclement weather, this event was canceled. 

Parade Route: Begins at Healing Place Church on Florida Blvd going east then traveling right on Range Ave ending at Veterans Blvd.

With this year’s theme “Christmas on the Bayou,” the Livingston Parish community invites everyone to come out and celebrate the holiday with them.


Zachary Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade – Zachary, LA

December 8, @ 10:00am

Parade Route: Begins and ends on Main St.

This year’s annual parade kicks off in the historic downtown Zachary celebrating with the theme “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” including awarded prizes for participates with the best floats, best marching, and best overall theme.


Kiwanis Downtown Baton Rouge Christmas Parade – Baton Rouge, LA

December 8, @ 5:30pm

POSTPONED: Due to inclement weather, this event was postponed to December 15. 

Parade Route: Begins on River Rd turning right on Convention St then left on Fourth St making a right on Laurel St and a left on Sixth St making another left on North St ending with a right on Lafayette St.

This holiday tradition is the largest and longest running parade in Baton Rouge with acts that includes non-profit organizations, marching bands, and dance teams, featuring our live televised view on WAFB Channel 9.


Annual JFA Christmas Parade – Gonzales, LA

December 9, @ 1:00pm

Parade Route: Begins on Irma Blvd making a left on Cornerview Rd then taking a left on Burnside Ave ending on East Bank Shopping Center.

Join the city of Gonzales in celebrating the holidays, and enjoy floats featuring school clubs, businesses, marching groups, and scouts.