Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

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Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Visit beautiful Chincoteague Island and celebrate an annual Christmas tradition – the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade! 

The evening begins at 6:30pm with an invocation in front of the Chincoteague Island Library followed by the parade 7pm. Fill the sidewalks on Main Street from Maddox Boulevard to Chincoteague American Legion Post 159 to 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!

Afterwards the festivities continue at a Chincoteague American Legion Post 159; 4023 Main Street (across the street from the old Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House). Visit with Santa while enjoying refreshments served by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. Cheer for parade participants when trophies are awarded by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce.

40th Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

December 7, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA



2019 Marching Band Entry Form

2019 Fire Company Entry Form

2019 General Entry Form

*** 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. ***




2018 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Line-Up & Results

The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Town of Chincoteague, Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Chincoteague Police Department, Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague, Chincoteague Island Library, Chincoteague Combined & Elementary Schools and the many volunteers that helped make the 39th Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade possible. We hope everyone had a wonderful evening!



1st Place –

2nd Place – Rommel’s Ace Hardware

1st Place – North Accomack Youth Football & Cheerleading

2nd Place – Museum of Chincoteague Island

Junior Marching Unit (18 years & under)
1st Place – All About Dance
2nd Place – Girl Scout Troop 371

Senior Marching Unit (over 18 years)
1st Place – American Legion Post #159

Marching Bands
1st Place – Indian River High School Marching Band
2nd Place – Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band

Decorated Boat
1st Place – Captain’s Cove Community
2nd Place – Goldsborough’s Marine

1st Place – Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
2nd Place – Angie & Joy

1st Place – Eastern Shore Phoenix Fire Cheerleague
2nd Place – Accomack County Public Schools Transportation Department

Judge’s Award – BEST IN SHOW
Chincoteague Island Boy Scouts Troop 323


Most Men In Line
1st Place – New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue
2nd Place – Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company

Most Equipment – Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

Oldest Equipment (Motorized) – Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Department

Oldest Equipment (Non-Motorized) – Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company

Longest Distance Traveled – Memorial Volunteer Fire Company

Best Company Overall – Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company


Congratulations to all! For parade pictures, please visit our Facebook page. See you next year!


2018 Parade Line-Up

2018 Park and School Staging

PLEASE follow one way traffic for line-up to insure the safety of our parade participants. Parade Line Up Traffic Map



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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