Photos: Downtown BR Christmas Parade Rolls Photos: Downtown BR Christmas Parade Rolls 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. Advocate story Dec. 31, 2012 Comments The annual Cortana Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade rolled Saturday night, Dec. 8, 2012 in downtown Baton Rouge. The Grand Marshall was Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and his wife, Cathy. This year was the first year for the Santa Fun Run, which preceded the parade.