Viejas Outlet Center
By Miriam Raftery
September 17, 2012 (Alpine) –What could be more heavenly than a day at Alpine’s new spa for a stressed-out news editor and her assistant? With high hopes, Mayan and I headed out to Native Dreams Day Spa in the Viejas Outlet Center, where our expectations were met and exceeded by the excellent services and products as we savored an afternoon of pampering and primping.
August 7, 2012 (Alpine) – The Viejas Outlet Center has plenty of summer activities to entertain one and all at 5000 Willows Road, Alpine. Activities include everything from mini golf to free movies in the Show Court. Following is a schedule of events:
June 23, 2012 (Alpine) – Viejas Outlets is hosting free movies in the Show Court every Wednesday through August 29. The movies begin at 8:00 p.m. It is recommended to arrive early and bring a blanket.
February 9, 2012 (Alpine) –At 8:15 p.m. tonight, Sheriff’s dispatch confirmed that a suspicious device has been found at the Viejas Outlet Center, 5000 Willows Road in Alpine. The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson squad was dispatched and found the device to be harmless.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated the outlet center," Robert Scheid, Viejas spokesman told ECM.
Tree-lighting and ice show extravaganza light up the night tonight
November 11, 2011 (Alpine) -- Skate into the holidays on Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink, now open at Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. The nearly 10,000-square-foot rink, one of our region’s most popular winter playgrounds, will remain open through Jan. 8, 2012.
The season kicks off with a lighting of the Viejas holiday tree at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 11, followed by a free Extravaganza on Ice Show with professional skaters--plus a visit from Santa Claus.
by Elena Peña
July 7, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--We go to the mall to watch a movie, to shop for new attire, or maybe just to walk around and spend some quality time window shopping. However, there are plenty of other things to do besides shop, if you go on the right day.
Every month there are special events going on at malls in East County—such as free concerts, pet adoptions, children’s activities and family fun. Here are some highlights of events taking place in July that are worth checking out.
By Miriam Raftery
November 26, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)—One of East County’s best-kept secrets is the cornucopia of unique shops and stores in our mountain towns. From downtown Ramona to the sleepy hamlets of Wynola and Santa Ysabel, to historic Julian and rustic Alpine, you’ll find a wealth of treasures for those on your holiday gift list—including many hand-made items unique to our region.
Here’s our guide to some of the best buys that we found:
VIEJAS KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TREE-LIGHTING FRIDAY--& SKATING AT LARGEST OUTDOOR ICE RINK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Viejas Outlets Center transforms into a winter wonderland with ice skating, Midnight Madness shopping, holiday tree lighting and more
SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2010 – The Viejas Outlets Center officially kicks off the holiday season this weekend with a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m. in the park area, followed by premiere of the Legend of the Ice Princess show at 7:30 p.m. in the show court. Both are free to the public. You can also enjoy skating on southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink starting Friday. All the fun is topped off with the traditional Midnight Madness shopping on November 26, featuring super holiday savings at all retail stores.
September 18, 2010 (Alpine) -- After 13 wildly successful spring festivals, Sage & Songbirds s launching its first-ever Fall Festival in Alpine on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Viejas Outlet Center. Admission is free. Monarch Mania will feature a live Monarch butterfly release at 2 p.m., caterpillar races, a plant sale of specialty butterfly host plants, and a chrysalis tree where onlookers will watch butterflies emerge.
Season kicks off June 16 with Monsters vs. Aliens, wraps up with Avatar
June 10, 2010 (Alpine) — The Viejas Outlet Center officially kicks off its free “Movies in the Park” series on June 16 with a showing of the hit movie Monsters vs. Aliens. The season concludes this year with Avatar, the blockbuster that set new worldwide sales records.
“THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH BUTTERFLIES” AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER: 13TH ANNUAL SAGE & SONGBIRDS FESTIVAL & GARDEN TOUR
Alpine’s Biggest Annual Festival to be held May 1 & 2, 2010
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 29, 2010 – Viejas Outlet Center will host Alpine’s biggest festival, the 13th annual Sage & Songbirds Festival & Garden Tour on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The theme for this year’s event is “The Hills Are Alive with Butterflies.”
March 2, 2010 (Alpine) – A ribbon cutting today heralded opening of the new Chico’s store at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. This is the first outlet store in San Diego County for Chico’s, an upscale women’s clothing and accessory retailer with 600 stores nationwide. Representatives of Chico’s, Viejas Outlet Center and the alpine Chamber of Commerce were on hand to celebrate the occasion and welcome customers.
By Leon Thompson, the East County Eater
October 25th, 2009 (Alpine) -- “Smokin’ in the Park,” the state’s largest BBQ competition sponsored by Viejas, was held Oct. 17 at the Viejas Outlet Center. Last year’s event drew over 9,000 people and from the looks of the long lines of hungry barbecue aficionados waiting to sample the fare here, I’d say this year’s event was an equally savory success.
Viejas Outlet Center transforms into a winter wonderland complete with ice skating, holiday tree lighting & shows
November 10, 2009 (Alpine)– Viejas Outlet Center officially kicks off the holiday season this Friday, November 13, with the opening of Southern California’s largest ice rink including skating show at 6 p.m., holiday tree lighting at 7:30. p.m., the return of the Legend of the Ice Princess performance, plus holiday savings at all retail stores.
VIEJAS BOWL continues Viejas Outlet Center’s transformation into “lifestyle center”
August 27, 2009 (Alpine) – Viejas announced plans today for a new, boutique bowling center, to be called Viejas Bowl, at the Viejas Outlet Center, across from the award winning Viejas Casino.
The new development boasts 15,667 square feet of space and will include 12 United States Bowling Congress certified lanes, plus numerous flat screen TVs for sporting and other events. Other features will be announced at the opening of the center slated for late fall.
VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER ANNOUNCES "TUESDAYS IN THE PARK" FREE MOVIES N THE PARK--ALPINE'S FIRST FARMERS' MARKET
June 10, 2009 (Alpine) — Viejas Outlet Center will host “Tuesdays in the Park” featuring the 2009 Movies in the Park Season with free, family-friendly movies starting June 16. In addition, the center will host "Market in the Park", Alpine’s first farmers' market, beginning June 23. Both events are free to the public.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — June 1, 2009 — For the first time, Viejas Outlet Center is excited to welcome all dogs to the center for a “doggone” day of fun. On Saturday, June 6 Viejas will host the 5th Annual Novelty Fun Dog Show and the Service Dog Celebration.