Once the holidays roll around, even the most mundane of structures can suddenly spring to life with lights, figures, and other holiday decorations – but already remarkable homes really sparkle when seasonally bedecked! Chincoteague Island’s diverse and eclectic community includes a number of homes and businesses that have fascinating and unique architectural styles, historic pedigrees, or striking landscapes – sometimes all at once!
Many enjoy an annual holiday drive to enjoy the bright and cheery external displays of Christmas splendor in our communities – if only we could take a peep inside these homes …
Chincoteague Island’s “Homes for the Holidays” annual holiday home tour is just such a chance to both enjoy exemplary holiday displays and to take a peek inside 12 of the island’s historic, unique, and beautiful homes.
The “Homes for the Holidays” holiday home tour will bring lots of visitors and locals out, so be sure to get your tickets early (details below) and, if you can, stick around for the Chincoteague Island Old Fashioned Christmas Parade (Dec 5th, 7pm, on Main Street).
Chincoteague Island’s Old Fashioned Christmas Parade truly is just that, with marching bands, floats, antique cars, and fire companies from around the Virginia shore. Chincoteague’s own Saltwater Cowboys will be on hand, along with Santa (natch), and the return of King Neptune and his Mermaid Queen to celebrate a Christmas by the Sea!
“Homes for the Holidays” – The 2015 Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour
December 5th – 11am to 4pm
Tickets are $20 and available by calling (484) 995-6001
or stopping by Sundial Books – 4065 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA
Christmas by the Sea Lodging
Coming to Chincoteague Island for the “Homes for the Holidays” holiday home tour? Increase the historic and beautifully decorated homes you visit from 12 to lucky 13 with a stay at Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and breakfast! Built in 1894 by “Clam King of the World” J.T. Rowley, Miss Molly’s has been an inn since the 1920’s and hosted Marguerite Henry while she formulated the idea for her famous book: “Misty of Chincoteague.” Happy holidays!