November 28, 2011 (Alpine) -- Circle Dec. 9 on your calendar for the 16th Annual Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights & Snow Festival in Alpine. The free Snow Festival at the Alpine Creek Town Center at 1347 Tavern Road includes a real snow hill, lighting of the Alpine Community Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, a Ronald McDonald Magic Show, family activities,vendors and crafters.
Presented by the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, the parade is open to anyone who decorates an entry with holiday lights for the annual holiday extravaganza. Thousands of people from throughout the region come to see the glowing march in the foothills. Floats, trucks, cars, lawn mowers, bicycles, pets and anything else trimmed with glowing holiday lights are welcome to be in the parade. No registration or fees are required.
The parade lineup starts at 6 p.m. at the five-way stoplight in the center of town on West Victoria Drive at Alpine Boulevard. The short march down Alpine Boulevard starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the Snow Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alpine Creek Town Center. Some Snow Festival vendor and crafter spaces are still available at $25 each. For more information or to reserve vendor or crafters’ spaces, call the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce at (619) 445-2722, or email Chamber.Kelly@att.net or get the form here.