Getting ready for the Holidays? Partnering with Downtown District and Kern Studios, the first-of-its-kind Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade will take place the first Saturday of December (Dec. 3). There will be more than 20 custom designed, holiday themed floats. The floats will include animatronic props, intelligent lighting systems, special effects and audio systems, along with traditional rider floats. The parade will also include high-flying helium balloons displayed for the first-time in New Orleans along with marching groups and bands, and of course, Santa himself with his special holiday characters.
The Children's Hospital parade will begin at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and North Peters Street. It will then roll through the French Quarter and turn onto Canal Street, making its way to Baronne Street, traveling through downtown to Julia Street and ending along St. Charles Avenue in front of Lafayette Square.
There will be a post-parade celebration with music from Rebirth Brass Band, food, and more at Lafayette Square from 1-3 p.m.