Chincoteague Island may seem like a summer destination but, in fact, there’s always plenty to see and do here – so why not treat yourself to a Chincoteague Island holiday vacation this year?
We always like to say that, after summer, winter is the next best season to visit Chincoteague Island. The average temperature this time of year is 50 degrees under sunny skies, there are smaller crowds, and there are events and attractions all year long. Plus we’ve unique shops for your holiday shopping, delightful local restaurants and, of course, the incredible, natural beauty of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands!
There are a number of great, upcoming Chincoteague Island holiday events to attend and enjoy – take a look:
Take a tour of a dozen, extraordinary Chincoteague Island homes on the 2014 “Homes for the Holiday” Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour. This popular event attracts locals as well as visitors with its opportunity to peek inside some of the remarkable homes in Chincoteague Island’s eclectic community, each decked out for the holidays. Your tour guides will be there to point out the histories, architecture, and distinctive features of each home. Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com for tickets and more information.
Chincoteague Island Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7pm
Take a step back into a sweeter past with the Chincoteague Island Old Fashioned Christmas Parade down Maddox blvd. and Main street. Arrive early and get good seats to see classic parade floats, marching bands, color guards, Chincoteaqgue Island’s famed Saltwater Cowboys, fire companies from around the Virginia shore, and – of course! – Santa himself will make a special, early appearance. Good, old-fashioned fun!
The Chincoteague Island Great Gingerbread Challenge
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12pm to 4pm
Come witness the interactive insanity of the Chincoteague Island Great Gingerbread Challenge as teams of fiercely competitive Islanders vie for the title of best decorated gingerbread house! A crowd-pleasing favorite, this year’s competition benefits the Chincoteague Food Pantry and the price of admission is canned & dry goods.
Chincoteague Island Holiday Lodging
As you can see, there is always plenty to do and see on Chincoteague Island, that’s why we’re open year-round, so that you have a accommodations as welcoming as the island, itself. Stay at 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast during your Chincoteague Island holiday vacation and enjoy luxury lodging with a daily gourmet breakfast – we’ll see you soon!