The Santa's Little Helper Balloon is a limited-time decoration released on November 8, 2012, as part of the Thanksgiving 2012 Event.
It returned on November 15, 2013, for the Thanksgiving 2013 Event, on November 20, 2014 for the Thanksgiving 2014 Event, and on November 19, 2015, for the Thanksgiving 2015 Event. It was re-released for only a day on November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day 2016) during The Most Dangerous Game 2016 Event.
- It is one of the first five Thanksgiving balloons released to the game.
- It can be placed on grass, pavement, dirt, beach, boardwalk, pier, edge of boardwalk, or edge of pier.