Full schedule for Christmas on the RiverBy Staff Reports Published 9:58am Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The schedule for the 5-day COTR event is as follows:
•On Nov. 28, COTR will begin at 5:30 p.m with the Lighting the Love Light Tree and the announcement of the Special Child on the BWWMH front lawn.
•On Nov. 29, the Lighting of Public Square, the crowning of St. Nick, the reading of the Christmas story will be held at 5:30 p.m. at public square downtown, or the Civic Center in the case of inclement weather.
•On Nov.30, the Candlelight Evening will be held from 5-8 p.m. at Gaineswood with entertainment by John Bultman. Admission is $5.
*Christmas in the Canebrake will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. held at Bluff Hall and Lyon Hall. Admission is $5 per house, those under 12 is free.
*From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Alabama State Championship BBQ Cook-off will be held at the Demopolis City Landing and George Franks Ball Field. The admission is $5.
*There will be live music later that night from 9-11 p.m. Further information including location and musicians will be announced later.
•On Dec. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be Fair in the Square, located downtown. At 8 a.m., the Jingle Bell Run/Walk registration will begin at the Square. It is $15 before Nov. 16 and $20 after.
*Bluff Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students K through 12.
*Gaineswood will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5.
*The Christmas Parade will begin downtown at 11:30 a.m. with Grand Marshals the Alabama Gang.
*From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be the judging for the BBQ Cook-off and the presentation of the trophies and checks will take place at 2 p.m. at George Franks Ball Field.
*At 2 p.m., the Canebrake Players will present the children’s play, “Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells Batman Smells,” at the Old School Theater located on Main Avenue.
*From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Nautical Parade and Fireworks display will take place on the riverbank of the Tombigbee.
*The COTR Gala (semi-formal, no-jeans) will be held at the Demopolis Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $25, and for 12 & under the admission is $15.
*The COTR Dance (no jeans) will be held at the Demopolis Civic Center from 9 p.m. to midnight. The band will be Cool Rayz and the admission is $10, ages 21 and up only.
•On Dec 2, the Nutcracker will be performed by the Montgomery Ballet at the Demopolis High School auditorium at 2 p.m.