Photos: Downtown BR Christmas Parade Rolls

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Runners dressed in Santa Claus outfits participate in the first ever Santa Fun Run that opened the 62nd annual Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kyle Knutson and his children, Kane, 6, left, and Kash, 3, participate in the Santa Fun Run.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Jacob Monistere and his 5-year-old son Aiden head towards the starting line of the Santa Fun Run.

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  • Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Runners dressed as Santa Claus take part in last year's Santa Fun Run in downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A man dressed as Santa Claus makes his way through downtown towards the Santa Fun Run.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Runners dressed as Santa Claus participate in the Santa Fun Run.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade Grand Marshall Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and his wife, Cathy, throw beads to bystanders.

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  • Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kyle Kahn leads the Cajun Belles and the Holiday Hunks in last year's Downtown Christmas Parade sponsored by Cortana Kiwanis Club.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Allie Cook, 13, left, and Morgan Talley, 15, toss beads from the Louisiana State Police float in the annual Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Rachael Merey and Dayton Suire, 8, toss beads from the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital float.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Christy Barrett, her 4-year-old son Jacob, center, and husband Gene, right, throw beads and other goodies.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Mayor Kip Holden and his wife, Lois, toss beads to bystanders at last year's Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade. This year's parade is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Santa Claus' float marks the end of the annual Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade downtown.

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