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Chincoteague Island Events


November 10 - December 10, 2020
Chincoteague Island Food Closet Giving Tree

Stop by The Baxter Insurance Group, 4153 Main Street, to participate in the 3rd Annual Chincoteague Island Food Closet Giving Tree. Pick up your "ornament" Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 5pm, then return the non-perishable items by December 10th. All donations stay local and serve the many families in need throughout our community.
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: The Baxter Insurance Group, 4153 Main Street
Sponsor: The Baxter Insurance Group


December 5, 2020
Christmas Barn and Santa Visit

The Chincoteague Pony Centre would like to welcome you to join us for TWO visits with Santa and Mrs Clause! Saturday December 5, 2020. 12 Noon - 2 & 3pm - 5pm! Come visit our Christmas Barn! $5 per person entry. Have a ride on one of "Santa's Reindeer"! $15 includes printed Picture with Santa! (social distanced). Mailbox for letters to Santa! Special Treat! For those that would like to bring a toy valued at $10 or more and get a free Carriage Ride for your family! We will be donating the toys to local families needing help this Christmas! Come out and help us bring some Christmas joy to our hometown! For more details: Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/406882423833115.
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Pony Centre
Sponsor: Chincoteague Pony Centre


December 5, 2020
Annual Poker Run for the Kids

Plan to attend Chincoteague Police Departments's annual Toy Run. For more details: Call 757-336-3155. Visit facebook.com/cpdpokerrun/.
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsor: Chincoteague Police Department


December 5, 2020
CANCELED - 41st Annual Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Theme: A Season of Thankfulness. The inclement weather date is Friday, December 11. The parade begins at a new time this year - 6:00 p.m. and the parade route has been extended! The parade will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Maddox Boulevard, head down Main Street and end at Bunting Road. Attendees are asked to spread out across the parade route for safety to see enchanting floats, bands, marching units, decorated boats, fire companies from across the Eastern Shore, equestrian teams, classic cars, and more. The parking lot on the waterfront across from the Carnival Grounds will be open for parking. Keep an eye out for Santa too! Entries WILL NOT stop at the Judge's Stand to perform. Face masks/coverings are strongly encouraged. 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. There will be no awards ceremony, visits with Santa or refreshments provided after the parade. Awards will be given and pick up arrangements will be made when winners are notified. For more details: Call 757-336-6161.
Location: Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA


December 6, 2020
Natural Wreath Making Class

Create a beautiful wreath to hang on your door for the holidays! Wreaths will be constructed from scratch, starting with a wire frame and using floral wire to attach an assortment of fresh greens. We will finish with a wired ribbon bow and an over the door hanger. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any foliage or baubles that you would like to add. Old clothes are appropriate. Garden shears and gloves would be a plus to bring along as well. Instructor Jocelyn Grover is a Master Gardener who resides on Chincoteague Island. She is active in community service and serves on the board of CCA. $45 includes all materials. Class Size Limit 10. Student Age 16 and up. For more details: Visit https://www.chincoteagueca.org/store/p572/Natural-Wreath-Making-12/06/2020.html.
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Island Community House at 6246 Mumford Street


December 10 - December 12, 2020
Christmas Tree Village w/ a Gathering of Island Gnomes

Wander through a wonderland of decorated trees in the Museum of Chincoteague Island's Legacy Pavilion and roam the courtyard to enjoy the winter gathering of homemade Island Gnomes on December 10-12 from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is Free. Winners will be chosen by popular vote. Votes are $1.00 each or $20.00 for 25. Holiday refreshments will be available for purchase. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Miles Hancock Shed for holiday photo opportunities. Holiday themed disposable masks will be available for purchase - 3 for $5.00. Masks and social distancing are required. For more details: Email museumofci@gmail.com.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Museum of Chincoteague Island (7125 Maddox Boulevard)
Sponsor: Museum of Chincoteague Island


December 11, 2020
Shell Ornament Class

Come join the fun and create your own special holiday ornaments with locally collected sea shells. You will have the opportunity to paint a glass ornament as well. No prior painting experience is necessary. All materials are included in the price. Make 3 - 5 ornaments to use as decorations for your home or to give as gifts! Instructor Cheryl Taylor is a self taught artist inspired by the beauty of Chincoteague Island who has taught shell painting and ornament creation classes previously. Her artwork includes painted furniture, canvases, jingle shell flowers and many more unique island inspired gifts. $30. Ages 14 and up. For more details: Visit https://www.chincoteagueca.org/store/p568/Shell-Ornaments-12/11/2020.html.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Island Community House at 6246 Mumford Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance


December 12, 2020
Christmas with the Ponies

The Chincoteague Pony Drill Team is going to sponsor "Christmas with the Ponies" on Saturday December 12th, at Kerkaken Acres, 14086 Winterville Road, Bloxom, VA 23308. Come see the Drill Team ponies and members all ready for Christmas! Games and crafts for children. Barn and ponies decorated. Performances by the Drill Team. Cookies and hot chocolate and much more!!! No admission fee. Donations for the Drill Team will be cheerfully accepted! For more details: Visit https://www.facebook.com/chincoponydrillteam.
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kerkaken Acres, 14086 Winterville Road, Bloxom, VA 23308
Sponsor: Chincoteague Pony Drill Team


December 12, 2020
Vintage Paper Wreath Art Class

Attend a Vintage Paper Wreaths art class taught by Cindy Faith at the Island Community House, 6246 Mumford Street on Saturday, December 12 from 10am - 12pm. Create a beautiful wreath using vintage papers and music sheets. Wreaths are ready to hang upon completion of class. All supplies included in price. Cindy Faith is an Island artist with a passion for collages and paper art. Advance registration is required. Price is $45 and includes all materials. For more details: Visit http://www.chincoteagueca.org/store/p571/Vintage-Paper-Wreaths-12/12/2010.html.
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Island Community House at 6246 Mumford Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance


December 31 - January 1, 2021
New Year's Eve - Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That's when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year! Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator. For more details: Visit http://chincoteaguechristmas.com/.
Time: 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park
Sponsor: Christmas By The Sea

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