by Rick Griffin
The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present the 18th annual Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights and Snow Festival on Friday, Dec. 6. The parade along Alpine Boulevard begins 6:30 p.m., followed by the Snow Festival at Alpine Creek Town Center, a retail center at 1347 Tavern Road. The festival featuring free sledding, vendors and conversations with Santa Claus continues until 10 p.m. This year’s sponsors include Westcore Properties, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Kamps Propane, San Diego Gas & Electric, Iberdrola Renewables and the Alpine Twin Plaza. For more information, contact the Chamber at (619) 445-2722, or visit www.alpinechamber.com.