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Giant Balloons and More on Sunday at the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

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A bicycle stunt team, dance troupes, floats, 11 award-winning bands and, of course, 14 colossal helium ballonsPlease join us at the 2o18 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular starting at 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 18. The festivities start the day before, from 3 to 6 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.

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Stamford’s Balloon Parade Steps off at Noon on Sunday

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Stamford’s big-balloon parade starts at noon on Sunday, and you can watch the big balloons get inflated from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officially named the “2015 UBS Parade Spectacular,” the parade can get crowded in downtown Stamford (last year, 100,000 people showed up, according to organizers), so you may want to get there early. Here’s the announcement from the Stamford Downtown Special Services District website:

Something gigantic is coming to Stamford Downtown. The UBS Parade Spectacular, Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate, comes to Stamford on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 12 noon.