Here it is, not even Halloween yet and we’re talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, that’s because taking a Chincoteague Holiday vacation is a popular thing to do – so planning yours now before the rush is a good idea!
Chincoteague Island is not that big, true, and we do tend to see more visitors during the spring and summer seasons – but the island and inhabitants aren’t exactly rolled up and stored away for next year after summer ends – goodness, no! Honestly, after summer, winter is the next best season to visit Chincoteague Island. With sunny skies and an average temperature of 50 degrees, we remain a Virginia Coast paradise – and with plenty of seasonal things to do!
Chincoteague Holiday Events
Nov 26th – 29th – Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
Come witness the peak of the autumn waterfowl migration with special events, programs and walking tours. A birder’s paradise weekend!
Nov 27th – Christmas Manor
Saint Nick’s Summer getaway right here on Chincoteague Island, all decked out for the holidays!
Nov 28th – Deborah Waterfowl Show/Auction
The last decoy show of the year for Chincoteague carvers and artists.
Nov 28th – Holly Day Market
Art, crafts, jewelry, photography, vintage collectibles, and antiques combined with the offerings of the Chincoteague Island Farmers Market!
Nov 28th – Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Holiday songs and caroling as town officials, dignitaries, and local celebrities see the start of the Chincoteague holiday season. Many shops will be open after the tree lighting to offer early holiday shopping.
Dec 2nd – Kiwanis Pancake Supper
The annual pancake supper hosted by Bill’s Seafood Restaurant and Kiwanis members who donate their time and tips, along with all proceeds, to help families in need at the holidays.
Dec 5th – 2015 Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour
A great opportunity to peek inside some remarkable Chincoteague Island homes decked out in their finest for the holidays.
Dec 5th – Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
A truly old-fashioned Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the shore, and much more.
Dec 6th – The Great Gingerbread Challenge
Part Cake Boss, part Cutthroat Kitchen, part Top Chef, you don’t miss this live, interactive event that is always a bundle of laughs.
Dec 24 – Breakfast @ Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks (6am – 11:30am)
Breakfast at Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks is a Christmas Eve morning tradition.
Dec 31 – 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Concert & Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade
An end of year celebration culminating in a promenade of crazy costumes to where the lighted horseshoe drops after the countdown to midnight. Prizes awarded for costumes in various categories.
Jan 1 – Polar Pony Plunge
Come and plunge into the ice-cold waters surrounding Chincoteague Island! Prizes will be awarded for costumes in various categories, and everyone who participates gets a free t-shirt!
Chincoteague Holiday Lodging
No matter the season, there’s always plenty to do and see on Chincoteague Island. Miss Molly’s Inn and 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast are open year-round, so that you can have a Chincoteague summer and a Chincoteague holiday. See you soon!