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November 24-25, 2017
15th Annual Holiday Tour - ESVA Artisans Guild
10am-5pm. Each year on Thanksgiving weekend guild members open their private studios to the public. This is a self-driving holiday shopping & wine tasting tour at Chatham Vineyards. This special opportunity allows visitors to observe over 40 artisans working in media like wood, floor cloths, stonework, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, fiber, and sculpture at 14 locations from Onancock to just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Open to the public. For more information, please call email info@ESVAArtisansGuild.org

November 25, 2017
3rd Annual Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Show
Opens at 9am. 6309 Church Street. 2 Buildings, Over 80 Vendors. visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

November 25, 2017
Small Business Saturday
Shop Small/Shop Local!!!!
During this time of holiday gift giving, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce reminds us to "Shop Small" and explore the fabulous art galleries, specialty shops, book stores, and other quaint and unique businesses on Chincoteague Island. Saturday, November 25 is observed nationally as Small Business Saturday to celebrate the diversity and heritage of small businesses and to encourage us all to shop in our hometown, keeping tax dollars in the community to further stimulate the local economy. Many opportunities exist for shopping and enjoying nature in Chincoteague and the surrounding community. Here is a sampling:
Chincoteague Island Family YMCA Charity 5K Turkey Trot - Nov. 23 - 8:30 a.m.
Waterfowl Week at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge - Nov. 23-26
Chincoteague High School After Prom Holiday Craft Show-Nov. 25-9a.m. -3p.m. at Chincoteague Combined School.
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance 4th Annual Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery (9a.m.-3p.m.)-Nov. 25 at 6309 Church Street-Locally made arts, decoys, jewelry and much more
Historic Main Street Merchants Holiday Tree Lighting in Robert Reed Park-Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
In between shopping and wildlife viewing, enjoy delicious Chincoteague "Salt" Oysters in one of our remarkable restaurants to celebrate November as Virginia Oyster Month. Begin your Holidays the traditional Chincoteague way!

November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Craft Show
9am-3pm. Chincoteague Combined High School, 4586 Main Street.

November 25, 2017
Investigation Station
11am. NASA Visitor Center. During this program we will investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations and activities. Approximately 60 minutes. For more information visit www.nasa.gov

November 25, 2017
Peculiar Planet
2pm. NASA Visitor Center. Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system. Approximately 20 minutes. All Ages. For more information visit www.nasa.gov

November 25, 2017
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
For more information, please call 484-995-6001

November 25, 2017
Musical Performance at The Annex
7pm. The Annex, Main Street. 3 Sheets will be performing right after the Christmas Tree Lighting. Admission is $10 and there will be a cash bar.

December 2, 2017
Main Street Merchants' Homes for the Holiday Tours
The 2017 Homes for the Holidays Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-4pm. It is the same day as the charming old fashioned Christmas parade, so mark your calendars and start planning for a fun filled weekend this winter! For this year's tour, we are adding a few special stops... an art studio, a craft cottage and a pop-up shop or two.

December 2, 2017
American Legion Christmas Party
12pm-2pm. 4023 Main Street.

December 2, 2017
Free Kids Art Class
1pm-2pm. All supplies provided. Young kids please bring an adult. To be held at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts, 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 2, 2017
Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
7pm. Historic Downtown Main Street. Floats, bands, fire companies from all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa.

December 2, 2017
Open House & Art/Fine Craft Show
6pm. The Annex, Main Street. An Open House and Art/Fine Craft Show during the Christmas Parade. There will be coffee/hot chocolate $1/cup.


December 8, 2017
"Savor the Season" Progressive Home Tour
5:30pm-9pm. Tour starts at The Museum of Chincoteague Island, 7125 Maddox Blvd.
Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 4 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings. You'll be entertained, informed, and well-fed!
Enjoy a first course selection of hors d' oeuvres' at the Museum of Chincoteague Island.
For the second course you will be chauffeured to the Home of the famous Taylor Street Cowboys, where guests can enjoy a Carving Board Cowboy feast amid stylish country decor and a grand yard display.
For the third course, it's off to "Myrtle on Mumford" for some traditional Chincoteague fare . Myrtle on Mumford is a newly-constructed replica of a typical single-story Chincoteague home of the 1920's, with modern amenities added. As you enter the home, you will see a vast assortment of memorabilia from the early 1900's.
For the final course guests will be transported to a Christmas wonderland as they arrive at Christmas Manor, where you will be greeted by none other than Mr. & Mrs. Claus who will be hosting a tour of their vacation home, Santa's brilliant yard display and of course an amazing display of Desserts and Holiday Sweets baked by Mrs. Claus.
Tickets are $50 per guest. Advance reservations are required.. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For reservation times, please call 757-894-0924. 

December 9, 2017
CCA Annual Holiday Fundraising Cookie Sale
11am-1pm. A variety of delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds go to benefit the CCA Building fund. 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org


December 10, 2017
Children's Tea Party with Mrs. Claus
2pm. Hampton Inn & Suites, 4179 Main Street. Mrs. Claus, accompanied by Santa’s elves, will travel all the way from the North Pole to be the guest of honor at the Christmas By the Sea children’s tea party. The event has garnered so much attention, and with limited seating you must call now to reserve your child’s seat for 2PM. Mrs. Claus, who knows Santa better than anyone, will show the children a scrapbook of her life with Santa. She’ll offer sing-a-long Christmas songs, games and gifts. After the children have had their hot cocoa, kid-sized sandwiches and Christmas cookies, they’ll have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Queen of the North Pole. Pre-paid reservations are required at $15 per person. Call 757-894-0924. The children are encouraged to dress for a tea party. Accessories will be available for guests who do not have something.


December 31, 2017
New Year's Eve Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade
The end of year celebration th