Upcoming Events


Due to weather, Santa and his reindeer can't make it to the Town Dock. But Santa will be at Ker Place today!

Holiday Gifts Market opens at NOON at Historic Onancock School.

Homes Tour is OPEN today! Rain, shine or snow! Tickets at Ker Place or Historic Onancock School. 

2017 Onancock Christmas Holiday Events

Join us for a weekend of holiday festivities in historic, waterfront Onancock, VA, named one of Coastal Living's “Top 10 Best Small Towns on the Chesapeake Bay”.

The 18th annual Onancock Christmas Homes Tour will be held December 9 from 1-5 p.m. Six private Onancock homes with diverse architectural styles will be decorated for Christmas and open for viewing. Historic Cokesbury Church hosts its free, 18th annual music festival the same day, with a variety of performances.

The weekend kicks off Thursday, December 7 with a free showing of the 1954 classic movie “White Christmas” at the historic Roseland Theatre located in downtown Onancock.

See below for a list of events including Santa’s arrival by boat, and an old-fashioned Christmas Parade. Throughout the weekend, shop for unique, Eastern Shore-made gifts and dine at one of our many restaurants. 

This picturesque town will be illuminated with Christmas lights. Onancock, Virginia, chartered in 1680, is one of the oldest towns in Virginia. This year’s Homes Tour will benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and the Historic Onancock School Community & Cultural Center. Questions: Onancockholidays@gmail.com or 757.710.6353.

Thursday, December 7
1954 Classic "White Christmas"
Compliments of Roseland Cinema and Entertainment Center (RCEC) and Roseland Theatre 7 p.m. FREE

Friday, December 8
Second Friday - Galleries, Shopping, Wine Tasting
Starting 5 p.m. FREE

North Street Playhouse Special Christmas Production
(Also on Saturday, Dec. 9)
Show Times & Tickets:

Saturday, December 9
Santa Comes to Town
11 a.m. FREE
Reindeers in kayaks lead Santa into Town Wharf.

18th Annual Onancock Christmas Homes Tour
1-5 p.m.
Available now at Onancockchristmashomestour2017.eventbrite.com
Available November 1: Book Bin, C.D. Marsh Jewelers, ESVA Chamber of Commerce, Historic Onancock School, Ker Place, The Dogwood Branch, Thomas Gardens

Holiday Open House at Ker Place
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. /Santa 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. FREE
1799 house listed on National Register of Historic Places

Holiday Gifts Market – Market & Ames Sts.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Local authors & artisans specializing in wood, glass, textiles, jewelry. Hot beverages available for purchase.

Local Artists' Open House at Historic Onancock School
12 - 4 p.m.
Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings

18th Annual Cokesbury Christmas Music Festival
2-6 p.m. FREE
At Historic Cokesbury Church
Musical performances, Christmas carol sing-along. Drop in throughout the day.

Sunday, December 10
Onancock Christmas Parade
5 p.m. FREE
Fire trucks, ponies, floats, bands