Join beautiful Chincoteague Island on
Saturday, December 1st 
(inclement weather date is Friday, December 7th)
to celebrate a 39-year Christmas tradition...

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

The evening will begin at 6:00pm with 'The Salt Marsh Ramblers" performing in Robert N. Reed Downtown Park. Come early and enjoy the wonderful music until 7pm. At 6:30pm, there will be an invocation and Town Lighting in front of the Chincoteague Island Library. The annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade will begin at 7pm, when the fire whistle blows. Fill the sidewalks on Main Street from Maddox Boulevard to the old Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House to 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!

After the parade's conclusion, the festivities continue at the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House; 4028 Main Street. Location may change in 2018 due to relocation of CVFC to Deep Hole Road. Please check back at the parade gets closer for location updates.

Visit with Santa while enjoying refreshments served by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. Cheer for parade participants when trophies are awarded by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce.



Parade entry applications can be found below.
Entry deadline is November 17.

For more information, call 757-336-6161 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade flyer

General Application
(Commercial, Non-Commercial, Decorated Boat, Equestrian, Miscellaneous, Junior Marching Unit, Senior Marching Unit)

Fire Company Invitation & Application

Band Invitation & Application

Inclement Weather Date - Friday, December 8th.

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Office Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 9AM - 4:30PM

6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Main Office: (757) 336-6161

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