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Chincoteague Island Events


December 2 - December 17, 2022
Christmas Tree Village

The Museum of Chincoteague Island will host their annual Christmas Tree Village in the Legacy Pavilion on the following dates & times:
Friday, December 2nd from 5pm-8pm with kids wreath making.
Saturday, December 3nd from 11am-5pm - Also a stop on the Homes for the Holiday Tour!
Friday, December 9th & Saturday, December 10th from 5pm-8pm with kid ornament craft.
Friday, December 16th & Saturday December 17th from 5pm-8pm with Gingerbread House crafts
Trees are decorated by local residents and businesses. Check back for order form details.
Visitors can then come in an vote for their favorite tree.
This is a fun and festive fundraiser for the Museum of Chincoteague and a great excuse for you to come out and celebrate the holidays with us.
For more information call the Museum at 757-336-6117.
Sponsor: The Museum of Chincoteague Island


December 3, 2022
42nd Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Theme: Christmas In Toyland

December 3, 2022 (inclement weather date Friday, December 9) at 6:00pm on Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA Presented by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
Visit beautiful Chincoteague Island and celebrate an annual Christmas tradition - the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade! The parade will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Maddox Boulevard, head down Main Street, and end at the old Fire House so attendees can see enchanting floats, bands, marching units, decorated boats, fire companies from across the Eastern Shore, equestrian teams, classic cars, and more. Keep an eye out for Santa too! Entries may stop at the Judge's Stand in front of Chincoteague Island Library for a short performance.
The Chincoteague Police Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for their Annual Toy Run during the parade. Please consider making a donation and help put smiles on the faces of less-fortunate children this holiday season.
Festivities continue after the parade at the Chincoteague American Legion Post 159, 4023 Main Street. Visit with Santa while enjoying refreshments provided by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague.
Time: 6:00 PM


December 3, 2022
Homes for the Holidays Tour

The 2022 Chincoteague Island Homes for the Holidays Tour: The perfect day to tour the beautiful and historic homes and inns that dot our little island. This year there will be several exciting new additions to the tour, along with a few homes from previous tours that have undergone further renovations. Popular artist studios will again be included offering unique gifts for the holiday season. Visit with the owners to learn the history of their homes and inns and enjoy their holiday decorations and hospitality as they welcome you in this holiday season.
The Chincoteague Island Homes for the Holidays Tour will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $20 per person with all proceeds going to the Manna Cafe (no refunds or exchanges). They can be purchased at Hollyhocks on Main or on-line at: www.hollyhocksonmain.com. For more information, contact Kim Dennis at 703-599-4430.
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


December 3, 2022
Poker Run for the Kids

The Chincoteague Police Department Annual Toy Drive is set for Saturday, December 3rd! Bikes will leave Walmart in Onley, VA promptly at 11am. Entry fee is one new unwrapped toy. Bikes will ride back to Chincoteague where this year, we'll be having soups and sandwiches at Capt. Zack's Seafood.
Time: 11:00 AM


December 4, 2022
Free Movies at Island Theatre

Movies offered free to our patrons as part of the Island Theatre's 75th anniversary celebration.
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Island Theatre, 4074 Main Street


December 7, 2022
Annual Pancake Supper

The Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague will hold their annual pancake supper at Bill's PRIME Restaurant, 4040 Main Street, on Wednesday, December 7 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm.
Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member or at H&H Pharmacy. Donation $10. No credit cards will be accepted.
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Bill's PRIME Restaurant


December 10, 2022
Holiday Cookie Sale

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Holiday Cookie Sale.
Want to help? Bake and donate your favorite cookies or volunteer to work at the sale. Contact: elizadook@gmail.com
Proceeds benefit the CCA Scholarship Fund for Chincoteague High School graduating seniors.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 6309 Church Street


December 31, 2022
Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

Join Christmas by the Sea for their New Years Eve Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade on December 31 at 11pm in Robert Reed Downtown Park.
This year's theme is: TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That's when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year! It's not Swarovski Crystal...but it does sparkle!
Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator...
It's all perfectly natural here!
To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park around 11pm.
Prizes will be awarded in various categories.
Bring your camera to capture the spectacle, dress warm, wear a hat and gloves for sure, and comfortable shoes so you can shimmy and dance to the beat, but most importantly; bring family and friends with you to enjoy the grand fun that is all Chincoteague Island!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Robert Reed Downtown Park


January 1, 2023
Polar Pony Plunge

Join Christmas by the Sea for their New Years Day Polar Pony Plunge on January 1 at 1:23pm on the Beach at Assateague Island, VA.
Surf's Up! Hang Ten, Catch a Wave, or Take a Dip,
...whatever floats your boat.
Dress up, dress silly, or wear mittens and a scarf, just be the first on the first!
Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with!
If you decide to plunge, you'll need to read and sign the Plunge Waiver and Release Form. There is NO fee to enter the water.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Location: Assateague Island National Seashore, VA

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