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42nd Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

December 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Chincoteague Island will host the 42nd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on December 3, 2022 (inclement weather date Friday, December 9) beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme, “Christmas in Toyland”, offers opportunities to get very creative! Gather friends and family to participate in the parade or just come to watch.
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. Find all parade details HERE. Entry deadline is November 19, 2022.
Begin the day enjoying nature trails, walking the quiet beach, shopping in quaint galleries and boutiques, and feasting on bounties of the sea at our fabulous eateries and casual dining restaurants. Homes for the Holidays Tour returns this year with beautiful homes and businesses on the schedule. Secure tickets for this fabulous parade pre-event.
Visit ChincoteagueChamber.com to plan an unforgettable stay in our seaside village creating memories to last a lifetime. Holiday events begin Thanksgiving weekend with the annual Tree Lighting and continue through News Year’s Day with the Polar Pony Plunge. Our events calendar has all the details.


December 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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