The 61st Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is set to roll in downtown Baton Rouge at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The parade will feature more than 70 floats as well as marching bands, specialty vehicles and special guests, according to a news release.

The parade’s grand marshal this year is LSU Director of Athletic Operations Joe Alleva while the special guests include former LSU baseball player and current St. Louis Cardinal Ryan Theriot as well as Shelly Moore of the CBS television show, “Big Brother.”

Because of construction, there is a new route this year that will start in front of the State Capitol and end at Lafayette and Third streets.

For more information and the complete route, go to