Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island - Chincoteague Island, Virginia, 23336, United States

Holiday Events at the Beach!

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Enjoy the Holiday's at the beach this year and experience Chincoteague Island in a whole new way!  Quiet walks on the beach, breathtaking sunsets and boutique shops for that perfect gift.  Ask about our Wine, Dine and Dream package during this time and receive a $50 gift card for Bill's Seafood Restaurant, a bottle of wine and an extended check-out.

2017-2018 Holiday Happenings


EVENT: Christmas Manor TIME: 5:00 PM

Who would have thought.......Saint Nicks Summer get away right here on Chincoteague Island, all decked out for the holidays! How do those elves do it? Perhaps you can get the "INSIDE" scoop on the "Savor the Season" Progressive House Tour


EVENT: 4th Annual CCA Holly Day Market and Wildlife Art Gallery TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM

LOCATION: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Headquarters - 6309 Church Street

2 Buildings • Over 80 Vendors! Free Admission • Free Parking • RAIN or SHINE

The former Deborah Waterfowl Show carvers and artists are now part of Holly Day Market. Exhibiting in the Island Activities Center 9 am-3pm. PLUS arts, crafts, jewelry, antiques, holiday decor and more, including fresh cut greens and wreaths inside and outside the CCA building and the final Farmers Market of the Season The best from farm, field and bay, 9 am-1pm


EVENT: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting TIME: 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Robert Reed Downtown Park

Chincoteague's holiday season officially begins! There will be holiday songs and caroling. Town officials, dignitaries and local celebrities will be among those attending. All are invited to join in the celebration. Many shops will be open after the tree lighting to offer early holiday shopping. Be sure to purchase your Christmas by the Sea T-Shirts. (All proceeds go to support local holiday events)


EVENT: Breakfast with Santa Time: 8:30 - 10 AM

Location: Comfort Suites

Guests of the Comfort Suites will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself during breakfast. There will also be arts and crafts to create to gear up for the holiday season!


EVENT: Old Fashioned Christmas Parade TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Main Street, Comes right infront of the hotel!!

A truly Old fashioned Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the shore, and much more. And YES! of course!... Santa himself will be making a special visit. There are prizes and awards in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony and up close visit with Saint Nick takes place at the Firehouse after the parade.

***Look for the return of King Neptune and his Mermaid Queen ...celebrating "Christmas by the Sea"***


EVENT: Breakfast with Santa Time: 8:30 - 10 AM

Location: Comfort Suites

Guests of the Comfort Suites will have the opportunity to meet Santa himself during breakfast. There will also be arts and crafts to create to gear up for the holiday season!


EVENT: Kiwanis Pancake Supper TIME: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks - 4040 Main Street

In the true spirit of giving the Chincoteague Kiwanis Club holds its annual pancake supper on the first Wednesday in December. It is hosted by Bill's Seafood Restaurant (4040 Main Street) Kiwanis members and Bill's staff donate their time and tips to help families in need at the holidays. Tickets available from any Kiwanis Member, H & H Pharmacy or Mason Oil Co. Money raised will help make Christmas merrier for many this year. Kiwanis is an organization of volunteers....."Dedicated to Changing the World, One Child and One Community At a Time"



EVENT: "Savor the Season" Progressive Home Tour TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks - 4040 Main Street

Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 3 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings. You'll be entertained, informed, and well-fed!

Tickets are $50/ guest Advance reservations are required. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For reservation times call: 757-894-0924


EVENT: Annual Holiday Cookie Sale TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Headquarters - 6309 Church Street

A variety of delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds go to benefit the CCA Building fund.


EVENT: Children's Tea Party with Mrs. Claus TIME: 2:00 PM

LOCATION: Hampton Inn & Suites - 4179 Main Street

While Santa Claus hustles and bustles in preparation for the big night, Mrs. Claus is doing much more than sugaring Santa’s cookies and shining his shoes.

Once again, 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 at the Hampton Inn, Main Street Chincoteague, on Sunday, Dec. 10th.

The event has garnered so much attention, and with limited seating you must call now to reserve your child’s seat for 2PM.

“Santa agreed that I could come,” said Mrs. Claus . “It’ll be lots of fun.”

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.


EVENT: Christmas Eve

LOCATION: Chincoteague Island

Breakfast at Bill's Prime Seafood & Steaks is a Christmas Eve morning tradition. - Address: 4040 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA - Phone: (757) - 336 - 5831. Breakfast served from 6am thru 11:30am.

Worship at one of the many candlelight services. Or simply take in a silent night.


EVENT: Christmas Day

What's better than a peaceful stroll along the beach to take in the wonders of a truly magnificent day.


EVENT: New Years Eve - Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

TIME: 10:45 PM LOCATION: Robert Reed Downtown Park

Join us for New Years Eve!

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... It's all perfectly natural here!

To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park around 10:45 PM. Prizes will be awarded in various categories


EVENT: New Years Day - Polar Pony Plunge TIME: Sunday @ 1:18 PM

LOCATION: on the Beach - Assateague Island, VA

...Even a cool day at the beach beats a day at work

*Surf’s Up! Hang Ten, Catch a Wave, or Take a Dip,… whatever floats your boat.

*Dress up, dress silly, or wear mittens and a scarf, just be the first on the first!

Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with!

To convince the skeptics back at work, get a t-shirt to memorialize every chilling detail!

Prizes await the best costumes in many categories, and more! Just remember, if you decide to plunge, you'll need to read and sign the Plunge Waiver and Release Form. There is NO fee to enter the water.

Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island
4195 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, 23336, United States
Call: (757) 336-3700


Chincoteague Island Hotel near Assateague & Wallops Island

There is no better place to surround yourself with everything this warm and friendly island has to offer than a stay at the Chincoteague Island Comfort Suites Hotel. This award-winning all-suites hotel is located in the heart of town. Every spacious suite has a waterfront balcony overlooking the Chincoteague Channel and Bay. And it's located just minutes from Assateague Island and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge — home of the famous wild Chincoteague Ponies. Make reservations today and enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor adventures on Virginia's only resort island.