Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
43rd Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
December 2, 2023 (inclement weather date Friday, December 8)
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 email@example.com.
2022 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Parade Winners
Special thanks to the following:
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
Chincoteague Island Library - Judge's Stand
Chincoteague American Legion Post 159 - After Parade Host
Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague - Refreshments
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!
1st Place - Lowes of Pocomoke
2nd Place - Derrickson Construction
1st Place - Covenant Church Chincoteague
2nd Place - Union Baptist Church
1st Place - All About Dance
2nd Place - Boy Scout Troop 323
1st Place - Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes & Drums
2nd Place - n/a
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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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
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
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!