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Stamford Goes To Great Heights, Turns On Bright Lights To Ring In Season

Mrs Claus, The Grinch and Cash Elf rappel down Landmark Square in downtown Stamford. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A little girl gets a great seat for the show. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The city of Stamford ushered in the holiday season Sunday night with one of its signature events, Heights & Lights. Here, artificial snow falls from the sky after Santa and his friends rappelled down the Landmark Square Building. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Stamford Mayor David Martin says hello to some of the visitors at Heights & Lights. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Santa and Rudolf make their way down the side of Landmark Square. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Santa does a backflip as he rappels down Landmark Square. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Thousands gathered in downtown Stamford Sunday for Heights & Lights. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the Elves, take a ride to Latham Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The cast of Lion King Jr., from Saxe Middle School. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Cast members, including Lindsay Berra (L) and Brian Cashman (R) wave to the crowd. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Thousands gathered in downtown Stamford Sunday for Heights & Lights. The crowd at a decorated Latham Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Stamford Christmas tree is lit at Latham Park. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Downtown ushered in the holiday season Sunday night with what has become one of its signature events, the dizzying Heights & Lights extravaganza.

The event include Santa and Rudolf, The Grinch, special guest Yankees GM Brian Cashman (as Cash Elf), and Yogi Berra's granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, as Mrs. Claus - all rappelling down one of Stamford's tallest building's - Landmark Square.

The huge crowds then followed Santa down the block to Latham Park for a tree-lighting ceremony, which featured entertainment from the cast of "Lion King Jr." from Saxe Middle School, and the lighting of Stamford's holiday tree.

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