Krewe of Jingle is one of my favorite parades of the year to dance in with my fellow Pussyfooters. Organized by the Downtown Development District, the parade is part of a weekend of activities and concerts starring Santa and local favorite – Mr. Bingle. I love the parade more than most for two reasons, the children’s dance groups, mostly representing local schools and the crowds full of smiling children in holiday attire. Basically the parade and its attendees are adorable.
The Pussyfooters are a non-profit dance krewe of over 100 nurses, teachers, executives, business owners, mothers and other female members of the community over the age of 30 who wear pink and orange wigs and corsets with white combat boots. For Jingle, we customize our uniforms in the season’s spirit. This year, I wore a giant Santa head tree-topper as a hat. Other adult dance and walking krewes included the Muff-A-Lottas, Amelia Earhawts and the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi.
On the way home we walked through the beautiful lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel, but we skipped the various gingerbread displays in hotel lobbies around town to watch LSU win. Geaux Tigers!