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‘Tis the Season! Holiday Celebrations in Stamford, Connecticut

The holiday season in Stamford, CT, is headed our way – and it’s a magical time, creating a warm and festive atmosphere that draws residents and visitors alike. Read below for some of our favorite celebrations and activities that seniors can enjoy with their families to contribute to the holiday magic!

Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

This annual parade features giant helium balloons, marching bands, and character appearances, making it one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country. It typically takes place in November.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Landmark Square

Stamford kicks off the holiday season with a festive tree lighting ceremony in the heart of downtown Stamford. Attendees can enjoy live music, hot cocoa, and the lighting of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.

Santa’s Workshop at Stamford Town Center

Bring your children to meet Santa Claus and take photos with him at Stamford Town Center. It’s a magical experience with holiday decorations and a chance to share wish lists with Santa.

Gingerbread House Workshop at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center often hosts gingerbread house decorating workshops where participants can create their edible masterpieces.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Enjoy the enchanting performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Connecticut Ballet or other local dance companies at venues like The Palace Theatre.

Mill River Park Ice Skating

Ice skating at Mill River Park’s outdoor rink is a popular winter activity. During the holiday season, the rink may have special holiday-themed events and music.

Holiday Train Show at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Explore an elaborate model train display with miniature landscapes and holiday decorations at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

Holiday Pops Concert

The Stamford Symphony often hosts a Holiday Pops Concert featuring festive music and guest performers. Check their schedule for details.

Hanukkah Celebrations

Look out for local Hanukkah events and menorah lightings during the Festival of Lights.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Stamford hosts various New Year’s Eve parties, including fireworks at Cummings Park and special events at local restaurants and bars.

Stamford Art Association’s Holiday Gift Shop

Visit the Stamford Art Association’s Holiday Gift Shop to find unique, locally crafted gifts and artwork.

Holiday Craft Fairs

Keep an eye out for holiday craft fairs at places like the Jewish Community Center and local churches, where you can shop for handmade gifts and treats. Join us at Waterstone on High Ridge this year for our Holiday Bazaar on November 18.

Please note that event details and dates may change from year to year, so it’s a good idea to check with the respective event organizers or local event listings for the most up-to-date information on these specific holiday activities in Stamford.

Ring in the Season at Waterstone on High Ridge

The holiday season is filled with chances to celebrate with those you love. At Waterstone on High Ridge, we ensure that every holiday and season is special, right here in our community. Call us today to learn more about our engaging lifestyle, distinctive amenities, concierge services and premier residences that can make your holiday truly carefree!