VIDEO: See what it’s like to ride in Krewe of Jingle parade

Have you ever wanted to ride in a Christmas parade? Here's a view from a float in the Krewe of Jingle parade as it rolled downtown.

The Krewe of Jingle Parade made its way through the heart of downtown New Orleans on Saturday, Dec. 1. The annual event kicks off the holiday parade season featuring holiday-themed floats, marching bands, dancing groups, stilt walkers, music and Christmas characters.

Photo courtesy: Downtown Development District

The Krewe of WVUE FOX 8 took command of Float No. 2, on what turned out to be a gorgeous day for the holiday parade.

Have you ever wanted to ride in a Christmas parade? The video above shows a view from float No. 2 in the Krewe of Jingle parade as it rolled downtown.

FOX 8 helped spread holiday cheer in the 2018 Krewe of Jingle parade.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell led the parade this year as Grand Marshal.

More than 50 elements and 10 festive floats will filled the parade lineup, including fun holiday characters — like the beloved Mister Bingle.

The parade route started at Lee Circle and made its way down to St. Charles Avenue to Canal Street before it returned to Howard Avenue via Baronne Street. New Orleans’ official holiday parade is presented by the Downtown Development District and the Roosevelt New Orleans.

For more information about all of the Downtown Development District’s holiday activities, visit the website.

More holiday events in New Orleans can be found here.