Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade


Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA, 23336
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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. Trophies and prizes will be awarded by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. Pick-up arrangements can be made after award notification.

Parade entry applications are available by clicking the links below. Entry deadline is November 19. PLEASE NOTE:  Due to insurance liabilities, all entries in the parade (judged or not judged) MUST submit a parade entry form in order to participate in the parade. No walk-on entries will be allowed.

For more information, call 757-336-6161 or email joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.

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Lineup Information


FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE APPROACH THE LINE UP BY GOING STRAIGHT ON MADDOX BOULEVARD, TURING LEFT ON DEEP HOLE ROAD, AND TURNING LEFT ON  HALLIE WHEALTON SMITH DRIVE.  FROM THERE START LOOKING FOR YOUR LINE UP NUMBER. SPACES CONTINUE BY TURNING LEFT ON MAIN STREET.

NORTH MAIN STREET FROM MADDOX BOULEVARD TO THE CHINCOTEAGUE COMBINED SCHOOL IS VERY NARROW. MAKING A “U-TURN” WILL BE DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TO OTHER PARADE PARTICIPANTS.

CHINCOTEAGUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARKING LOT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE
FOR EXTRA PARKING/STAGING.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to insurance liabilities, all entries in the parade (judged or not judged) MUST submit a parade entry form and waiver in order to participate in the parade.
No walk-on entries will be allowed.


CLICK HERE FOR STAGING DIRECTIONS


Participants Staging on Main Street SOUTH of Maddox Boulevard

US Coast Guard Color Guard

Chincoteague Police Department

Town of Chincoteague – Mayor and Town Council

Accomack County Sheriff's Department

Senator Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.

Accomack County Supervisor Billy Joe Tarr

Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

 

Participants Staging on Main Street NORTH of Maddox Boulevard and on Hallie Whealton Smith Drive

1          Chincoteague EMS     

2          Pony Express Trolley              

3          Miss Chincoteague Pageant

4          American Legion Riders Post 159

5          Girl Scout Troop 371  

6          Chincoteague High School Band        

7          USCG Station Chincoteague              

8          USCG Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague                      

9          Cub Scout Pack 323

10        Boy Scout Troop 323

11        Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue      

12        Oak Hall Rescue

13        Toyland Cruisers

14        Tammy Vreeland

15        WatsonGas

16        Eastern Shore Rural Health – Chincoteague Island Community Health Center

17        Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes and Drums

18        A&N Electric Cooperative

19        Eastern Shore of Virginia Shrine Club (see below)

20        Neversink Bay Meadows Farm (see below)

21        Union Baptist Church (see below)    

22        Goldsborough's Marine

23        All About Dance Academy (see below)

24        Vernon McIntosh

25        Hubbmuscle Personal Training & Nutrition Center

26        Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority

27        Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department

28        Powellville Volunteer Fire Company 

29        Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company

30        GSB Media

31        Second Hand Sunshine Thrift Store

32        Phoenix Fire All Star Cheer(see below)

33        Covenant Church Chincoteague – truck/float/walkers at school (ponies see below)

34        Jr. Woman's Club of Pocomoke City  

35        Lowes of Pocomoke(see below)

36        Taylor Street Cowboys – golf carts on street (horses see below)

37        Chincoteague Island House of Jerky

38        Deal Island / Chance Volunteer Fire Company

39        Lower Somerset Ambulance & Rescue         

40        Marion Fire Department

41        Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company        

42        Crisfield Fire Department      

43        NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract - NSROC (see below)

44        Neal Farms (see below)

45        Washington High School Marching Jaguars(see below)                  

46        Moe’s Service Center

47        Humble Heathens Motorcycle Riding Club

48        Parksley Volunteer Fire Company

49        Saxis Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company       

50        Assateague Island National Seashore (see below)

51        Island Baptist Church (see below)    

52        Accomack County Combined Marching Band(see below)   

53        We Three Clean

54        Derrickson Construction

55        Nancy Kupelian (see below)

56        Pep-Up, Inc.

57        Oak Hall Tire & Wrecker

58        Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company

59        Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company

60        Coast Country – Draper Media

61        Garage Force of Delmarva

62        Barnes Truck & Equipment Repair

63        Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department  

64        New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue           

65        Bob’s Texaco

66        Saltwater and Sapphires

67        Chincoteague Pony Drill Team (see below)              

68        Virginia Marine Police

69        Icy Mike’s


CLICK HERE FOR PARK AND SCHOOL STAGING MAP


Participants Staging in the Chincoteague Combined School Parking Lot
Stage so you are facing Main Street. You will be directed to your place in line as it comes along.

19        Eastern Shore of Virginia Shrine Club

20        Neversink Bay Meadows Farm

21        Union Baptist Church

23        All About Dance Academy

32        Phoenix Fire All Star Cheer

33        Covenant Church Chincoteague

35        Lowes of Pocomoke

43        NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract - NSROC

44        Neal Farms

45        Washington High School Marching Jaguars  

50        Assateague Island National Seashore

51        Island Baptist Church

52        Accomack County Combined Marching Band

 

Equestrian Group Staging
Equestrian groups have been provided a grassy, lighted area to prepare.

33        Covenant Church Chincoteague – South End of Donald Leonard Park


36        Taylor Street Cowboys - Center of Donald Leonard Park

55        Nancy Kupelian – North of Donald Leonard Park

67        Chincoteague Pony Drill Team – Corner of Main Street and Hallie Whealton Smith Drive

 

REMINDERS

Please form in the designated areas and await directions to your place in line.

Portable restrooms will be located in Donald Leonard Park & on Hallie Whealton Smith Drive.

All aspects of entry must be appropriate for all ages, as parade is a family-friendly event.

All motorized vehicles must be registered, insured, and driven by a licensed operator.

Burn outs, wheelies, or other maneuvers that can be dangerous to participants or spectators ARE PROHIBITED!

Parade participants riding on a parade entry must remain seated, or if standing be secured in place by an adequate safety strap or harness, throughout entire length of parade.

Throwing candy or other items is prohibited. Items must be handed to spectators and the distribution is the sole responsibility and liability of the parade participant.

Please leave distance between entries and use extra caution when the group ahead of you has children or walkers.

Animals, including but not limited to horses, ponies, dogs, and goats, must be controlled by handlers at all times and participants assume full responsibility and liability for their actions.

Parade officials have authority to remove any parade entry for violation of any of the above rules.

 

PLEASE JOIN US AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 159, 4023 MAIN STREET, AFTER THE PARADE FOR REFRESHMENTS, VISITS WITH SANTA, AND AWARDS!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING AND ON BEHALF OF THE CHINCOTEAGUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WE WISH YOU A
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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2022 Parade GENERAL Entry Form 

2022 Parade FIRE COMPANY Entry Form

2022 Parade BAND Entry Form     

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2022 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Parade Winners

Special thanks to the following:

Chincoteague Island Library - Judge's Stand
Town of Chincoteague Public Works Department - Set up/Clean up
Chincoteague Police Department - Traffic Control
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company - Contacting Santa to visit from the North Pole
Chincoteague Combined and Elementary Schools - Parade Staging
Rebecca Hudson, NASA Wallops Flight Facility - Mistress of Ceremonies
Pastor Jon Woodburn, Christ United Methodist Church - Invocation
Brandy Children, PNC Bank - Judge
Heather Williamson, Comfort Suites/Key West Cottages - Judge
Louisa Flaningam, Captain Timothy Hill House - Judge
Chincoteague Island Boy Scout Troop 323 - Set up
Our amazing volunteers who help with set up and lineup

Thank you also to everyone that participated in and attended the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Congratulations to our winners!

COMMERCIAL
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

NON-COMMERCIAL
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

JUNIOR MARCHING UNIT
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

MARCHING BANDS
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

DECORATED BOAT
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

EQUESTRIAN
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

MISCELLANEOUS
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

JUDGE'S AWARD - BEST IN SHOW (Best represented "Christmas in Toyland" theme)


FIRE COMPANY AWARDS:

MOST FIREFIGHTERS IN LINE
1st Place - 
2nd Place - 

MOST EQUIPMENT


OLDEST EQUIPMENT (MOTORIZED)


OLDEST EQUIPMENT (NON-MOTORIZED)


LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED


BEST COMPANY OVERALL

Enhance your Chincoteague Island experience with events happening throughout the year; including the Easter Decoy & Art Festival, Chincoteague Seafood Festival and Chincoteague Oyster Festival.

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