102 East Washington Street
Demopolis, AL 36732
(334) 289-0270


About COTR

   Since its debut in 1972, Demopolis, Alabama's Christmas on the River has grown into one of the Southeast's leading attractions.  People travel from coast to coast to see the floats that really float.  Our 2014 festival takes place from Wednesday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 6th.

   As in years past, we will gather to hear the reading of the Christmas Story, enjoy candlelight tours of our antebellum homes, see the crowning of St. Nick, and the famous championship BBQ cook-off.

   Last year's attraction brought approximately 30,000 into Demopolis.  We hope that you will put Christmas on the River on your list of "must do's" for this year!

This Year

Our four day event kicks off with the lighting of the Love Light Tree and announcement of the Special Child at Bryan W Whitfield Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. Thursday our city officials will light Public Square beginning at 5:30pm followed by the reading of the "The Christmas Story". We will also crown St. Nick, an individual in the community that has focused their energy and attention on helping children. Three antebellum homes open their doors at 5:30pm on Friday with entertainment, period decorations and light refreshments. The homes are Bluff Hall, Lyon Hall and Gaineswood and admission is $5.00 at each house. Finish the evening with a visit to the Alabama State Championship Bar-B-Q. For an entry fee of $5.00 you can enjoy the live music and watch the competitors as they are cooking and stop by our courtesy tent for a taste of BBQ. Saturday's festivities include a 5k Jingle Bell Run, our Christmas Day Parade, Fair in the Square (arts and crafts) and The Nautical Parade and fireworks show.

Come and join us for 2014 Christmas on the River!

Christmas on the River Schedule

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Just for the fun of it, put Demopolis on your agenda during your next trip through the Southeast. Demopolis is a city that takes pride in its rich Southern heritage yet it is surging toward the future with enthusiasm.

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Christmas on the River is sponsored by the
Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce

For more information, contact:
Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 667
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
(334) 289-0270

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