The Island Manor of Chincoteague

New Year’s Eve Getaway on Chincoteague Island

December 4th, 2012 by islandmanor

Join us for New Years Eve on Chincoteague! While many tourists chose to come to the island during the summer, the winter holds unique charms for those that enjoy a quieter, more serene beach experience. However, that doesn’t mean everything about Chincoteague island is quiet in the winter! Our New Year’e Eve celebration 2012 is not-to-be-missed!

The fun starts at 10:00 p.m. in the Robert Reed Downtown Park. Our signature event, The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, is a celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before counting down to the stroke of midnight. That’s when the illuminated horseshoe drops in time to ring in the New Year! It’s not Swarovski Crystal…but it does sparkle!

Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator (but it’s a lot more fun in costume! We might have a couple to share). This year’s theme is COWBOYS & ALIENS! While the theme may seem random, it’s actually a nod to Chincoteague heritage. First, we

New Year's Eve in Chincoteague VA

The infamous horseshoe drop!

are home to the World Famous Saltwater Cowboys. Secondly, we are just a lassos throw away from the original USA Space Port at Wallops Island. So if you show up looking like a cow poke, an alien, or whatever, don’t worry, it’s all good here on the island!

To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park by 10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your camera to capture the shenanigans, dress warm (wear a hat and gloves for sure) and leave the stilettos at home (that was last year’s New Years). Comfortable shoes are a must so you can shimmy and dance the last night of the year away. Most importantly; bring YOUR family and friends with you to enjoy the grand fun that is Chincoteague!

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We still have rooms in our Chincoteague bed and breakfast available for the holidays. Book now for great off-season rates!