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Chincoteague New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop

December 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague New Years Eve 2018Hard as it may be to believe, the last day of the year is less than a month away and that means the annual Pony Island Horseshoe Drop. Come join us this year as we celebrate Chincoteague New Year’s Eve 2018!

We know how to have fun here on Chincoteague Island, a fact that is doubly true on New Year’s Eve. Instead of clustering around a television set to watch the ball drop in Times Square, we dress up in crazy costumes and watch the horseshoe drop in Robert Reed Waterfront Park!

Chincoteague New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve on Chincoteague can be spent any way you’d like but many will head to the Island Theatre (4074 Main Street) for a concert. The popular local band, Virginia Creek, will be on stage from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Virginia Creek is known for their energetic mix of country, classic rock, and everything in between.

There will also be a cash bar. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert are available online via Eventbrite or at Chincoteague’s Sundial Books (4065 Main Street).

Attendees may stay through the entire show or head out the door at 10:45pm for the annual Chincoteague Island Costume Promenade in Robert Reed Waterfront Park.

Chincoteague Island Costume Promenade

The Chincoteague Island Costume Promenade always livens up New Year’s Eve. Locals and visitors alike dress up for laughs and prizes during the promenade and judging. This year’s theme is “Superheroes & Villains” so expect to see a lot of capes, tights, and domino masks.

Once the judging is done and the prizes have been awarded, all that is left is the countdown to midnight .. and 2019!

Pony Island Horseshoe Drop 2018

New York drops the Times Square Ball, we drop our Pony Island Horseshoe. (and Prairie du Chien, WI drops a dead carp – yikes) They all add up to an exciting countdown at the end of the year. Hoorah!

Now get a good night’s sleep and prepare to freeze your hiney off the next day during Polar Pony Plunge 2019 (at 1:19pm, of course).

Chincoteague Lodging

Let us help make your stay the best it can be with accommodations at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast. Supremely comfortable guestrooms, daily gourmet breakfasts, beach gear, and more will make the perfect start to your year. Come enjoy a Virginia coast getaway on beautiful Chincoteague Island and book your stay at Island Manor House!