By Jo Moreland, Alpine-Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
December 7, 2017 (Alpine) -- “Merry Christmas!” That cheerful message was shouted often during the “22nd Annual Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights & Snow Festival” on Dec. 1 in Alpine.
Presented each year by the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, many spectators and participants declared that the combined nighttime event was bigger and better than ever.
At the free Snow Festival in nearby Alpine Creek Town Center at 1347 Tavern Road, free snow sledding, more than 35 vendors --- each with a different booth, entertainment and children’s activities kept crowds busy.
One of the few night Christmas parades left in San Diego County, the foothills holiday celebration draws families and others from throughout the region.
The Alpine Creek Town Center, Brixton Capital, Viejas Enterprises, San Diego Gas & Electric, United Rentals, EDCO Disposal Services, Bullseye Feed, Village Carpets/Flooring America, East County Transitional Living Center and RTL Traffic Control & Equipment Rental sponsored the family fun.