Starting at 7 p.m. on December 1st, the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is adorable and family friendly. Make sure to arrive early in order to get a good seat. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, color guards and fire companies from around the shore. Expect plenty of people on horseback, including the saltwater cowboys. Saltwater cowboys spend some wet and wild hours at the end of each July herding the Chincoteague ponies from their year-round home on Assateague Island across a football-field-long stretch of water to Chincoteague Island for the annual Pony Penning and Auction.
Of course old Saint Nick himself will be making a special visit to the parade. The awards ceremony and visits with Santa Clause take place at the Firehouse after the parade.
This is a treasured event by locals and we love participating every year. If you would like to visit our island this winter, won’t you consider our historic Chincoteague bed and breakfast for your stay?