Any event that lasts for thirty-nine years is sure to have established some traditions. Christmas on the River is no exception.
"Tradition is the children's play opens during Christmas on the River, as one of their events," said director Jennifer Roemen.
The play will open Saturday at 2 p.m. Another performance takes place Sunday, also at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.
There will be three more performances: Dec. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.
The Princess and the Pea is an old familiar story. Without giving away the entire plot, it's about a princess who is put to the test by a king and queen to see if she is worthy of marrying their son.
"We rotate directors. This is my first opportunity for the children's play," said Roemen. "When we choose a director, then the director chooses the play. I just wanted something fun and lighthearted for the children."
This year's play is 'The Princess and the Pea', and in it is a whole cast of area children.
"We have 37 children in it. It's a wonderful play," said Roemen. "We'll have five shows, and it's just a lighthearted little fairy tale."
The play takes place in the auditorium at The Old School in downtown Demopolis at the corner of Main and Pettus.
"It will seat 225 people, and we pack it out," said Roemen.