Thousands pack Downtown Stamford for annual parade

Thousands of people were in Downtown Stamford Sunday for the UBS Parade Spectacular.



Residents say the annual tradition marks the unofficial start of the holiday season.



There were marching bands, clowns, people on floats and even bubble-blowers as residents gathered to have a great time.



But there were some outsized characters noticeably absent from this year's festivities. Shrek and other expected balloons were not part of the fun because organizers say Sunday's heavy winds were just too risky.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."