Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

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Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

41st Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
Theme: A Season of Thankfulness
December 4, 2021 (inclement weather date Friday, December 10)
6:00 p.m. (NEW TIME)
Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA

 

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.

After the parade, visit with Santa in the LOVE Chairs in Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Awards will be presented at the Judge’s Stand. 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.

Thank you to our Parade Sponsor, Taylor Bank, and Judge’s Stand Host, Chincoteague Island Library. 

Taylor Bank

 

2021 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Parade Winners

It was wonderful to our our first Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade since 2019. It takes a village to put on the parade. Special thanks to the following:

Taylor Bank – Parade Sponsor
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/Judge
Rosie Moot, Pico Taqueria – Judge
Lee Chisholm, Taylor Bank – 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 – Lowes of Pocomoke
2nd Place – Neversink Bay Meadows Farm

NON-COMMERCIAL
1st Place – Museum of Chincoteague Island
2nd Place – Union Baptist Church

JUNIOR MARCHING UNIT
1st Place – All About Dance Academy
2nd Place – Chincoteague Island Boy Scout Troop 323

MARCHING BANDS
1st Place – Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band
2nd Place – Northampton Marching Band

DECORATED BOAT
1st Place – Seaside Vacations
2nd Place – USCG Aids to Navigation

EQUESTRIAN
1st Place – Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
2nd Place – Maureen Freeman

MISCELLANEOUS
1st Place – Lil Mane Street Farm
2nd Place – Classic Cruisers

JUDGE’S AWARD – BEST IN SHOW
(Best represented “A Season of Thankfulness” theme)
Chincoteague Island Boy Scout Troop 323

FIRE COMPANY AWARDS:

MOST FIREFIGHTERS IN LINE
1st Place – Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company
2nd Place – New Church Fire & Rescue

MOST EQUIPMENT
Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue

OLDEST EQUIPMENT (MOTORIZED)
Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department

OLDEST EQUIPMENT (NON-MOTORIZED)
Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue

LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED
Powellville Volunteer Fire Company

BEST COMPANY OVERALL
New Church Fire & Rescue

 

 

2021 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Parade Line-Up

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. SEE MAP BELOW.

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 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          Town of Chincoteague EMS   

2          Pony Express Trolley              

3          American Legion Riders Post 159

4          Girl Scout Troop 371  

5          Chincoteague High School Band        

6          USCG Station Chincoteague              

7          USCG Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague                      

8          Cub Scout Pack 323

9          Boy Scout Troop 323

10        Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue      

11        Classic Cruisers

12        Eastern Shore Rural Health – Chincoteague Island Community Health Center

13        Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes and Drums

14        Neversink Bay Meadows Farm

15        Vernon McIntosh

16        Lil Mane Street Farm (see below)

17        All About Dance Academy (see below)

18        Eastern Shore of Virginia Shrine Club (see below)

19        Seaside Vacations & Sales

20        Oak Hall Rescue                     

21        Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department

22        Powellville Volunteer Fire Company 

23        Jr. Woman’s Club of Pocomoke City  

24        Americorps NCCC / Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

25        Indian River High School Marching Band (see below)                      

26        Seymour Bradley

27        Backyard Teeball (see below)

28        Sea Spray Clean (see below – Combined School & Park)    

29        Museum of Chincoteague Island (see below)          

30        Ropewalk Chincoteague        

31        Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company 

32        Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company

33        Deal Island / Chance Volunteer Fire Company

34        Lower Somerset Ambulance & Rescue         

35        Marion Fire Department

36        Fairmount Volunteer Fire Company

37        Barnes Truck & Equipment Repair

38        Union Baptist Church (see below)                

39        Washington High School Marching Jaguars (see below)                              

40        Catalina Angelina’s    

41        Michael Howard

42        Maureen Freeman (see below)                    

43        The Bridge                 

44        Hubbmuscle Personal Training & Nutrition Center

45        Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company                    

46        Crisfield Fire Department                  

47        Parksley Volunteer Fire Company

48        Bob’s Texaco

49        Island Baptist Church (see below)    

50        Northampton Marching Band (see below)   

51        Goldsborough’s Marine

52        Ghostbusters Pocomoke City

53        Saxis Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company       

54        Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company

55        Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company

56        David Landsberger Family YMCA

57        Oak Hall Tire & Wrecker

58        Accomack County Combined Band (see below)       

59        The Great Pocomoke Fair (see below)          

60        GSB Media

61        Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department  

62        New Church Fire & Rescue    

63        A & N Electric Cooperative    

64        Lowes of Pocomoke (see below)

65        Chincoteague Pony Drill Team (see below)              

66        ChincoteagueChristmas.com 

 

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

17        All About Dance Academy

18        Eastern Shore of Virginia Shrine Club

25        Indian River High School Marching Band

27        Backyard Teeball

28        Sea Spray Clean

29        Museum of Chincoteague Island

38        Union Baptist Church 

39        Washington High School Marching Jaguars

49        Island Baptist Church

50        Northampton Marching Band

58        Accomack County Combined Band

59        The Great Pocomoke Fair

64        Lowes of Pocomoke

 

Equestrian Group Staging – SEE MAP BELOW
Equestrian groups have been provided a grassy, lighted area to prepare.

16        Lil Mane Street Farm – South End of Donald Leonard Park

28        Sea Spray Clean – Center of Donald Leonard Park

42        Maureen Freeman – North of Donald Leonard Park

65        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.
  • Please leave distance between entries and use extra caution when the group ahead of you has children or walkers.
  • Burn outs, wheelies, or other maneuvers that can be dangerous to participants or spectators ARE PROHIBITED!
  • Please remember this is a family friendly event.
  • Candy may be thrown to the edge of the road but not into the crowd.

 

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND LIBRARY STEPS AFTER THE PARADE FOR AWARDS AND IN THE LOVE CHAIRS AT ROBERT REED PARK FOR VISITS WITH SANTA!

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

 

2021 Parade Invite GENERAL Entry Form

2021 Parade FIRE COMPANY Entry Form

2021 Parade BAND Entry Form

 

 

Parade Line Up Map
Park and School Staging

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