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Demopolis’ favorite yuletide festivity has grown into one of the Southeast’s premier holiday events. Since its 1972 inception, Christmas on the River has not only captivated the hearts of those in and around West Alabama, it has proven an annual tourist attraction capable of bringing in visitors from other states and regions of the country.

2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

5:30pm

Lighting of the Love Light Tree and announcement of the 2019 Special Child

Location: Whitfield Regional Hospital front lawn

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

5:30pm

Lighting of the Public Square

Crowning of St. Nick

Location: Public Square, Downtown Demopolis

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Christmas in the Canebrake

Admission: $5 per adult, under 12- free

Location: Historic Lyon Hall & Gaineswood

5:00pm – 1:00am

Alabama State Championship BBQ Cook-off 

Admission: $5

Location: George Franks Field

 

SATURDAY, December 7, 2019

7:30am

Fair in the Square

Location: Public Square, Downtown Demopolis

8:00am

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Registration

Location: Rooster Hall, Downtown Demopolis

10:00am – 4:00pm

Gaineswood Open House

Location: Gaineswood

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bluff Hall Open House

Location: Bluff Hall

Admission: $5

11:00am – 1:00pm

Judging for BBQ Cook-off

Location: George Franks Field

Presentation of Trophies & Checks at 2pm

11:30am

COTR Day Parade

Location: Downtown Demopolis

6:00pm

Nautical Parade & Fireworks

Location: Riverbank of the Tombigbee

6:00pm

Christmas on the River Gala

Location: Demopolis Civic Center

 

Click to download Christmas on the River Application Forms

Retail
Application

Craft
Application

Food
Application

St. Nicholas
Nomination

Day Parade
Application

Guidelines for Entry-Day Parade

Jingle Bell Run
Application

RV Parking Regristration Form

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Phone: 334-289-0270