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

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

Taylor Bank


2021 Parade Invite GENERAL Entry Form

2021 Parade FIRE COMPANY Entry Form

2021 Parade BAND Entry Form


Parade line up map and numbers will be available here after noon on Friday, December 3.



Parade Line Up Map
Park and School Staging



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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