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ALPINE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2018-2019

HOLIDAY SHOPPING Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

BE MERRY

Where to dine with family and friends

CELEBRATE TOGETHER So many fun family activities all season long!

A PUBLICATION OF THE ALPINE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Dining

Mediterraneo Restaurant & Grill Monday - Friday 11am - 9:30pm Saturday & Sunday 9am - 9:30pm 619.445.9902

NOW OPEN

Alpine Beer 11am — Closing 7 Days-A-Week 619.445-BEER

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm Sunday 9am - 9pm 619.445.8631

Mediterraneo Bar Monday - Thursday 11am - 10:30pm Friday 11am - Midnite Saturday 8am - Midnite Sunday 8am 10:30pm Monday-Thursday Food service in bar until 10pm Friday - Sunday: Food service in bar until 11pm Ahi Sushi & Grill Monday - Sunday 11am - 9:30pm 619.659.1633

Shopping/Services ALPINE CLEANERS AlpineCreekCenter.com 1347 Tavern Road, Alpine CA 91901

Alpine Cleaners Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm Saturday 8:30am - 5pm 619.445.6690 CVS Store Hours: Monday - Sunday 7am - 10pm Pharmacy Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 10pm Saturday 9am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 6pm 619.445.6900

Alpine ACE Hardware Monday - Saturday 7am - 7pm Sunday 8am - 5pm 619.445.8100

NOW OPEN Daily 8am - 9pm 619.445.5600

LP Daniel Engineers & Contractors 619.445.0065

Studio B 619.722.1313 Owned and Managed by

Vita Luna Boutique 619.445.5756

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WELCOME TO ALPINE!

Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce 1620 Alpine Blvd Suite 208 Alpine, CA 91901 alpinechamber.com (619) 445-2722

Follow us on Social Media! @alpinemountainempire Established in 1961, the Alpine Mountain of

Empire

Commerce's

Chamber

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to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, agricultural and

general

interest

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prosperity of the communities we serve. The Chamber is an independent, non-profit organization serving small businesses in east San Diego County with nearly 200 members.

Happy Holidays from all of us in Alpine and the Mountain Empire! This festive time of year is made extra special through highly anticipated annual events and traditions. We encourage you to gather your loved ones and pay us a visit for another spectacular season! Nestled in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County, Alpine is a historic mountain community dating back to the early settlers of Southern California. Since those early pioneer days, Alpine has drawn many to enjoy scenic vistas, fresh air, and pleasant climate. Visitors often remark on the preservation of Alpine's small town charm despite the proximity to a bustling metropolitan region. We agree: Alpine is a jewel of quiet country living less than half an hour from Downtown San Diego.

place to live or visit. While the scale of honey production waned in the last century, Alpine has continued as a prosperous community thanks in large part to the protection of open space for public enjoyment in the surrounding hills. We invite you to make a trip to Once home to the largest producer Alpine, uncover its facinating history, of honey in the United States, Alpine and explore the peaks and valleys of our gained a reputation for being a "sweet" backcountry home!

It is only through the support of our partners and the generous participation of our advertisers that this publication is possible. We ask that you support them with your business and let them know their support of the Chamber helped in your purchasing selection.

Thank you to our 2018 Chairman's Circle Member for making it another successful year!


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This rewarding event is centered around the Christmas season, as we have found that for some of our recipients it is the only gift they receive.

WHERE

We have had the privilege of “adopting” grandparents through local San Diego nursing homes for the last 4 years.

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DINING This Holiday season, Alpine is serving up some delicious specials to mark the occassion. From Italian to barbeque and nearly everything in between, Alpine has a dish for every palate! Visit Janet's Montana Cafe for their specialty, homemade pies and stay for the cozy cabin-inspired decor. Familyowned Al Pancho's serves up a fiesta with their mouth-watering flautas and lunch specials. Savory slow-roasted meats are served with fresh pita and homemade sauces at Greek Village Grill. For breakfast lovers, Franco's Flapjacks serves up signature pancakes and all your morning favorites. Donato's Italian Restaurant is a great place for families to share generous portions of classics like lasagna, spaghetti, and ravioli. Fred's Burgers has been a top pick among classic car enthusiasts for years with many cars memorialized in the restaurant's photo gallery. Alpine Tavern & Grill is the go-to spot for comfort food, cold beer, and spending time with friends. Known for local favorites, rolled tacos and

nachos deluxe, Alpine Taco Shop offers Mexican-fare at an affordable price. Dickey's Barbeque Pit slow smokes a variety of meats on-site and kids eat for free on Sundays.

SNOW FESTIVAL FAVORITES

These fabulous restaurants are convenienetly located in Alpine Creek Town Center (1347 Tavern Road), home of the annual Snow Festival on December 7th! Visit the festival and grab a bite to eat!

Mediterraneo Bistro An amazing Italian eatery serving Alpine for over 20 years. Featuring authentic, homemade pastas and sauces plus unique daily specials.

La Carreta This family-owned Mexican cantina has been a staple in Alpine since 1980. Be sure to swing by for Fajita Fridays or a delicious margarita.

Ahi Sushi Fresh seafood is the key to Ahi Sushi's irresitable signature rolls and sashimi. However, no experience is complete without a bowl of Mochi ice cream!

Alpine Beer Co. Pub Meats are smoked daily, and all dishes are made from scratch. Guests can dine inside or enjoy the fresh Alpine air on the outdoor garden patio.


SHOPPING Find something for everyone on your list! Alpine is home to fabulous boutiques, unique finds, and great designer brands. There is denim, lace, and carefree attire home decor, vinyl records, and unique for any occassion at Vita Luna Boutique. treasures are all a staple at Back in Time With a collection described as "country- Vintage Emporium. Adventure seekers boho vixen" Bella's Closet, offers trendy and cycling enthusiasts can get outfitted women's clothing and accessories. Hand at Alpine Ride Shop. For those looking to made dreamcatchers are a signature spruce up their garden, Alpine Garden item at Chic Boutique alongside boots, & Gifts will delight with their selection belts, and jewlery. An assortment of of native plants, succulents, and yard art. custom made articles are available at For the sportsman in your life stop-by KC's Closet. Find something fabulous for Right to Bear for all your hunting needs. your four-legged family members at Ruff To ensure all your gifts and cards arrive Life Dog Boutique with everything from on time, swing by Postal Annex, who leashes to toys to apparel. Knick-knacks, also has a great assortment of gifts.

Viejas Outlets 5005 Willows Rd Carter’s Children’s Wear Charlotte Russe

Want to shop and provide assistance to families in need? SEEK + GATHER offers clothing, accessories, and home goods with 100% of the net proceeds going towards health and social services. This non-profit afilliated boutique has an excellent array styles and looks.

Chico’s Christy’s Toy Outlet COACH Daniel’s Jewelers dressbarn Eddie Bauer Famous Footwear Outlet Gap Outlet Gathered Guess Factory Store Kitchen Collection L’eggs/Hanes/Bali/Playtex Levi’s Outlet MICHAEL KORS Native Dreams Day Spa

If you are looking for something unexpected, browse For the LOVE Gift Boutique. With numerous local artists and craftspeople displaying their wares, everything at this cute shop has a story. You are sure to be delighted by the wonderful selection and quality of gifts available.

Naturalizer Nike Clearance Store OshKosh B’gosh Polo Ralph Lauren Skechers Sunglass Hut Tommy Hilfiger Vans Shoes Wilsons Leather


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ACTIVITIES Winter has arrived in Alpine! The community shines brightly during the holiday season as everyone gathers for annual traditions spreading joy near and far. Returning for it’s 23rd year, the Alpine Village Parade of Lights and Snow Festival will be on Friday, December 7th beginning at 6PM. The Parade of Lights features over 100 floats adorned with spectacular lights and decoration. Spectators line Alpine Boulevard from W Victoria Drive to Tavern Road to catch a glimpse of this annual tradition. The Snow Festival, located at Alpine Creek Town Center (1347 Tavern Rd), is a family-friendly gathering of vendors, live music, and a visit from Santa! The main attraction is an actual snow hill for sledding. Tons of snow will be brought in to transform the festival into a true Alpine experience! www.alpinechamber.com Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink has returned to Viejas Casino & Resort. Visitors enjoy the holiday fun by spinning and gliding on the ice under a dazzling light and music show. The nearly 10,000 square foot rink is open through January. www.viejas.com

Santa and Mrs. Claus! Trains depart on weekends in December. www.psrm.org The Alpine Womans Club is hosting the 13th annual Christmas in Alpine Home Tour on December 15th starting at 10:00am. Guests are treated to a collection of beautifully decorated homes around Alpine with plenty of surprises along the way. Proceeds assist in the preservation of historic Town Hall and provide scholarships for college-bound students. www.alpinewomansclub.com

A Mountain Empire favorite, the North Pole Limited is a holiday train ride conducted by the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo. Passengers are in for an incredible ride, complete with Santa’s elves, singing, delicious treats, and a stop at Santa’s Workshop to pick up

Community Event Calendar Alpine Tree Lighting Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 6pm

Parade of Lights & Snow Festival Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6pm

Mountain Health Jacumba Christmas Party Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9am

Christmas in Alpine Tour of Homes Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10am

Holiday Craft Fair at Mountain Empire High School Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10am

New Years Eve Bash at Viejas Casino & Resort Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8pm


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VISITING PLACES TO STAY Comfortable and luxurious lodging options are available all over Alpine.

We invite you to come visit our charming little town this holiday season. Alpine is a quick drive from Coastal San Diego and home to several luxury hotels.

GETTING TO ALPINE Conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 8, Alpine is less than half an hour from the coast and Downtown San Diego by car. Visitors can access the heart of Alpine from both Exit 30 (Tavern Rd) and Exit 33 (Willows Rd/Alpine Bl) on I-8.

Public transit service is available on the MTS 838 and 888 bus routes. Visit www. sdmts.com for complete schedules and a list of stops. Area casinos offer limited shuttle service from points in Coastal San Diego. Check their websites for full details.

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VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT 5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-5400 www.viejas.com

Nestled in the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest on the property of Lions Tigers & Bears – a Big Cat and Exotic Animal Sanctuary – White Oak Wild Nights is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath luxurious retreat. Come experience the majestic sights and sound of the big cats and bears. The roars of tigers and lions; it's your very own private safari! Visually stunning, Alpine Castle (pictured right) is a unique and luxurious venue offering sweeping views of the countryside, dramatic architectural stonework, warm wood interiors, and palatial rooms that accommodate groups of up to 100 guests.

With 17,000 square feet of living space and a 4,000 square foot wrap around deck, this mansion is the perfect place for an out of the ordinary event or get-away.


ALPINE URGENT CARE (619) 722-1072 1730 Alpine Blvd. #109-B Alpine, CA. 91901 Come visit Alpine Urgent Care at our larger, newer location, suite 109-B. Conveniently located in the same shopping center as Comprehensive Medicine, you will find the same wonderful providers and helpful staff who will be there to assist you and your family with all your healthcare needs. We offer Urgent Care, Primary Care, and we also offer Primary Care house calls if it is hard for you to leave home. We are with you no matter what, no matter when.

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