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Irvington Festival Day

Saturday, December 8

Here's your Instant Itinerary for a full day of traditional family fun in the Town of Irvington and the Tides Inn.


Festival Day Breakfast

Tides Inn Chesapeake Club
7 am - 11 am

Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the Chesapeake Club before heading out to all the activities. Breakfast menu is available 7 am - 11 am. May we suggest Northern Neck Hang Town Fry, Crab and Country Ham Omelet or Slow Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash.  For a quick start, try Breakfast in a Glass, an energizing parfait with layers of yogurt, strawberries and banana, wheat germ, granola, walnuts and cream.


Christmas Marketplace

Tides Inn Cove Room
10 am - 5 pm


Multiple vendors with holiday gifts for everyone on your list.  Rediscover the lost art of hand-made presents.  Local artists and artisans will be happy to discuss their works with you.   


Steamboat Era Museum Holiday House Tour & Refreshments at the Museum

Town of Irvington Area Event*
Noon - 5 pm


Visit some of Irvingtons most amazing and diverse homes, custom-designed by known architects.  Includes the Dort home featured in Virginia Living magazine, designed by architect Randall Kipp, and the homes of Dr. Carpenter, the quaint cottage of Jack and Meredith Geier and the waterfront home of Mr. and Mrs. Harwood Cochran.  The museum will be open the day of the tour and offer hot cider, cookies and a place to freshen up or meet friends.


The Town of Irvington Carts and Carols Parade

Town of Irvington Area Event*
Beginning at 5:30 pm 

Starting at the Town Tree for the Tree Lighting and Caroling, a welcome by the Mayor and the parade kickoff.  Irvingtonians invite our guests to experience the golf carts decorated in their finest holiday decorations, then on to the Tides Inn for the golf cart float judging and holiday spirit.  It's a true hometown fun event.



Tides Inn

Be sure to make your reservations for dinner following the parade judging.  The Chesapeake Club provides a more relaxed environment or for a more formal evening, please request the East Room. For reservations, please call 804-438-5000 or email

*Area Events are developed and coordinated by organizations other than The Tides Inn.  Event information is provided as a convenience and is subject to change without notice.