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Santa And Friends Rappel 22 Stories For Stamford's Heights & Lights

Santa and friends during the finale of last year's Heights & Lights event in downtown Stamford. This year's event will take place Sunday at 5 p.m.
Santa and friends during the finale of last year's Heights & Lights event in downtown Stamford. This year's event will take place Sunday at 5 p.m. Photo Credit: Salvatore Trifilio

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Santa Claus and his friends Brian Cashman and Lindsay Berra will welcome the holidays Sunday when they rappel 22 stories down one of Stamford's tallest buildings during the annual Heights & Lights event.

Cashman, the Yankees general manager and a Darien resident, will be dressed as a rapelling elf. Berra, granddaughter of Yankees legend Yogi Berra, will be dressed as Mrs. Claus. They will join St. Nick as he makes his annual daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of Landmark Square. Rudolph and the Grinch will also take part in the dazzling stunt.

Following their death-defying drop, Santa and friends will travel up Bedford Street to Latham Park for an evening of holiday music featuring the cast of "Lion King Jr." from Saxe Middle School. You can join them as they count down to the annual lighting of Stamford's holiday tree. There will also be fireworks and free cocoa. 

The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Heights & Lights is presented by Reckson Associates.

Stamford police are warning drivers that there will be several road closures during the event. Broad Street will be closed between Greyrock Place and Atlantic Street by 4 p.m. Access to the Forest Street and Landmark Square parking lots off Broad Street will be open. Broad Street between Summer Street and Atlantic Street will close by 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Street northbound at Main Street will close by 4:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to everyone. 

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