Top 10 Things to Do in Stamford this Holiday Season


shoppingAre you already listening to holiday music or adding sparkle to your apartment with twinkle lights, holiday wreaths and dazzling ornaments? If you get excited by snowfall, spectacular shows, beautiful nighttime streetscapes, the hustle and bustle of shopping or just cozying up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa, then there’s no doubt about it—Stamford is the place to celebrate the season!

Here are 10 things that you don’t want to miss out on:

  1. Giant Balloon Inflation Party: Want to know what goes on behind the scenes before the UBS Parade? This party, presented by Point72 Asset Management, features music, holiday characters, extreme pogo performances and more and is coming up this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 3-6 p.m. The best part? It’s within walking distance from our Stamford apartments at Hoyt Bedford.
  2. UBS Parade Spectacular: More than 20 giant balloon characters will fill the skies of Stamford this Sunday, Nov. 23 beginning at noon. There will be marching bands, street performances by award-winning dance groups, extravagant floats and a perhaps even a visit from Santa himself!
  3. Heights and Lights: Speaking of Santa,if you haven’t watched him repel twenty stories down from Landmark Square, then you’re in for a real treat! Heights and Lights will take place Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and will include the annual lighting of the holiday tree.
  4. Watch The Nutcracker at The Palace Theater: Catch one of the four performances by the outstanding cast of the Connecticut Ballet, scheduled for Dec. 20-21 at the historic Palace. Rest assured, the restored theater (which originally opened in 1927) still lives up to its long-standing reputation as “Connecticut’s Most Magnificent.”
  5. Warm up with a meal at Madonia: If an evening of upscale dining and wine tasting sounds like your idea of a treat this Thanksgiving, you’ve come to the right place. The modern Mediterranean restaurant will be preparing delectable dishes that include butternut squash soup, traditional all-natural roasted turkey with traditional pan drippings, roasted king salmon, Maine lobster risotto, filet mignon, and veal parmigiana. Choose from cognac pumpkin cheesecake, raspberry sorbet and warm chocolate lava cake for dessert. Yum! See the full Thanksgiving menu here.
  6. Sip coffee at Lorca: Located in the heart of Stamford on Bedford Street, Lorca offers a taste of Spain with amazing homemade pies, baskets of churros with chocolate dipping sauce, Chia truffles and tons of pastries to go along with your choice of coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, or hot tea.
  7. Shop ‘til you drop at Stamford Town Center: Visit Santa or browse through more than 130 specialty stores for the best Black Friday deals. Popular stores include Coach, Apple, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, UNIQLO, Williams Sonoma and Pandora.
  8. Check out LEGO creations at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center: This new exhibit will take you back to childhood and will be a delightful place to play for the day, no matter what your age. “A Billion Bricks” will open on Nov. 22 and will encompass 1,500 square feet of space in the gallery.
  9. Make a difference for neighbors in need. Whether you choose to participate in a resident-driven food drive like the one at CTBest Apartments communities in Stamford or by lending your hands to help others through another charity organization, there are plenty of ways you can contribute to the community this holiday season.
  10. Attend a holiday party! We will be hosting a festive event of our own at the party room of Morgan Manor on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Visit the CTBestApts blog to learn more.

To learn more about the apartments for rent in one of our Stamford communities, stop by the Leasing Center at 112 Hoyt Street. You can contact Desiree in the Leasing Center at 203-325-3848 or call or text her cell at 203-325-3828.


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