Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate

Something Gigantic Is Coming to Stamford Downtown!

The UBS Parade Spectacular, Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate/Hearst Media, comes to Stamford Downtown on Sunday, November 23 at 12 noon.  Stamford’s annual holiday balloon parade has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The parade features everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats.  Fun for the whole family!

Watch the UBS Parade Spectacular LIVE on ITSRELEVANT.COM!

Watch our Parade Television Commercial!

Balloon, Stars & Sponsors 2014_ as of Nov 12

Parade Flyer 2014_asofNov14

2014 Parade Kid Friendly Restaurants

General Parade Information

Street Closings Parade 2014

Parade Parking Map 2014

Parade Participant Map 2014

Parade Newspaper Insert 2014

Parade WAIVER & Photo Release



By Train

Metro North trains running between New Haven & Grand Central make several stops each hour at the Stamford Transportation Center. The parade route is just a 5 minute walk from the Transportation Center.

By Car
I-95 North or South, take Exit 7 or 8.  Follow signs to parking.  Merritt Parkway Northbound or Southbound, take exit 34 or 35.  Follow signs to parking.
Parking is available at Landmark Square, Stamford Town Center, Stamford Government Center, Bell, Summer & Bedford Street Garages as well as several other convenient lots downtown.



Positions available:

-Giant Helium Balloon Handlers
-Route Marshals

Clowns & Balloon Handlers must be at least 16 years of age.
Route Marshals must be at least 21 years of age.
No prior experience necessary! Free training sessions
Click Here for the 2014 Parade Volunteer Application

Return completed applications to


Marching Band/Dance Group Participant Application Deadline was June 20.  Please check back in early 2015 for the 2015 parade.