Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular to Feature 14 Colossal Helium Balloons

The 2o18 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular starts on Sunday at 12:00 noon (Nov. 18.)

Expect a bicycle stunt team, dance troupes, floats, 11 award-winning bands and, of course, 14 colossal helium balloons including Bob the Builder, Elmo, Mr. Potato Head, Octonauts, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig, Scooby-Doo, Shrek and more!

The festivities start the day before, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Giant Balloon Inflation Party at the intersection of Hoyt and Summer Streets in Stamford where you can watch the drama of giant helium balloons coming to life.

The party will have live music, clowns, cartoon characters and a meet-and-greet with Santa.

The following is part of the announcement from the Stamford Downtown Special Services District: 

The parade promises to be the highlight of the holiday season starring Perfection on Wheels – Bicycle Stunt Team! The Master of Ceremonies for the parade will be Television Personality, Alan Kalter.

Also part of the parade will be

  • dance troupes, including Locust Performing Arts,
  • floats, including one for the Teacher of the Year and,
  • 11 award winning bands from Stamford and other parts of Connecticut, Westchester and Long Island.

Right after the parade, follow Santa and his entourage to the fabulous Tree Lighting and holiday music with the Stamford Downtown Children’s Choir in Latham Park.

Last year, an estimated crowd of 200,000 attended the Parade Spectacular.

It’s a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and raise the curtain on a joyful and peaceful holiday season.