Since 1991. Kick-off the holiday season with the Parade of the Big Balloons, sponsored by Tower Square. At 11AM, the procession of helium giants makes its way down Main Street from Lyman Street to Locust Street. Springfield's own Cat in the Hat and a few of his inflatable friends will be joined by musical, marching and motorized contingents. They will be leading the way for Santa who will make his appearance on Springfield Fire Department's Ladder #1.