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Christmas on the River 2016 starts tonight

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Christmas on the River 2016 starts tonight here in Demopolis. Here is a schedule of events!

November 30

5 p.m.

Lighting of the Love Light Tree and

Announcement of the 2015 Special Child

at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital

December 1

5:30 p.m.

Lighting of the Public Square

Crowning of St. Nick

at the Public Square in Downtown Demopolis

December 2

5:30-8 p.m.

Christmas in the Canebrake

Historic Bluff Hall, Lyon Hall and Gaineswood open to the public. Admission $5 each

5 p.m.-1 a.m.

Alabama State Championship BBQ Cook-Off

Sampling Event

George Franks Ball Field. Admission $5

December 3

7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fair in the Square

Public Square in Downtown Demopolis

8 a.m. (registration)

9 a.m. (run/walk begins)

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk

Begins at Rooster Hall

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bluff Hall Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gaineswood Open House

11:30 a.m.

Christmas Day Parade

Grand Marshal: Roger Franklin

Downtown Demopolis

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Judging for BBQ Cook-Off

George Franks Ball Field

Winners announced at 2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Old School Theater, Main Street

6 p.m.

Nautical Parade & Fireworks

Demopolis City Landing

6-8:30 p.m.

Christmas on the River Gala

Demopolis Civic Center

Admission $30 singles or $50 for couple

9 p.m.-Midnight

Christmas on the River Dance

Demopolis Civic Center

Registration and Entrance Fee Charged