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Christmas on the River in Demopolis 2023

Book your first Saturday of December to witness one of the best holiday events in the Southeast!

Dates: December 2, 2023

Christmas on the River (or COTR for short) is an annual festival, bringing 40,000 attendees to Downtown Demopolis on the first Saturday in December. The festival is jam-packed with fascinating events and activities, including a Jingle Bell 5K, an Alabama State BBQ Championship, a Fair in the Square, a Day Parade, a Nautical Parade, various pageants, and fireworks. The festivities locate around N Walnut Ave & E Washington St and spread all over the city.

Since its 1972 inception, COTR has long become a premier holiday celebration in West-Central Alabama. What's more, the event is renowned among the Southeast's Top 20 Tourist Attractions, and A&E TV labeled it an Ultimate Holiday Town. So don't even hesitate whether to come to Demopolis, for the occasion is worth coming without a doubt.

For the latest announcements and updates, we recommend you to visit the official website or Facebook of Christmas on the River festival. The links are provided in the External Resources below. Also, for your stay, you might want to use the map of nearby accommodations.

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Last updated: by Olha Savych