COTR starts this week in Demopolis

Christmas on the River (COTR) 2016 will get underway this week in Demopolis, beginning with the lighting of the Love Light Tree and announcement of this year’s special child at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital Wednesday at 5 p.m. For a full schedule of events, see below:

Wednesday, Nov. 30

5 p.m.

Lighting of the Love Light Tree and announcement of COTR Special Child – Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital

Thursday, Dec. 1

5:30 p.m.

Lighting of Public Square and Crowning of St. Nick – Public Square, Downtown Demopolis

Friday, Dec. 2

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Christmas in the Canebrake – Bluff Hall, Lyon Hall, Gaineswood (Admission is $5 per home)

5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Alabama State Championship BBQ Cook-off – George Franks Ball Field ($5 admission)

Saturday, Dec. 3

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fair in the Square – Public Square, Downtown Demopolis

8 a.m.

Registration for Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – Rooster Hall

9 a.m.

Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk – Rooster Hall

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Christmas in the Canebrake – Bluff Hall

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Christmas in the Canebrake – Gaineswood

11:30 a.m.

Christmas Parade – Downtown Demopolis

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Judging for BBQ cook-off – George Franks Ball Field

2 p.m.

BBQ Cook-off winners announced – George Franks Ball Field

2 p.m.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life—A Live Radio Play’ – Old School Theater on Main Avenue

6 p.m.

Nautical Parade and fireworks display – Demopolis City Landing

6 – 8:30 p.m.

COTR Gala – Demopolis Civic Center

9 p.m. – midnight

COTR Dance – Demopolis Civic Center (Registration/entrance fee charged)

Christmas on the River Gallery – Part 1