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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our Parade Sponsor, Taylor Bank, and Judge’s Stand Host, Chincoteague Island Library.
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!
1st Place – Lowes of Pocomoke
2nd Place – Neversink Bay Meadows Farm
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
1st Place – Northern Virginia Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band
2nd Place – Northampton Marching Band
1st Place – Seaside Vacations
2nd Place – USCG Aids to Navigation
1st Place – Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
2nd Place – Maureen Freeman
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
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
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.
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)
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
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!
Parade Line Up Map
Park and School Staging