Christmas Boat Parade 2021

These Crowley Road residents were among the many backyard spectators for the annual Lake Interlochen Christmas Boat Parade. The boats were sparkling, the music was merry and the weather was pleasant — all in all, another spectacular display of the Lake Interlochen lifestyle. Eleven colorful boats sailed and sang Christmas carols up and down the […]

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2021 Christmas Lights Winners

There is new energy in the 46thannual Interlochen Christmas Lights Awards: Seven first time winners including two rookies in their very first Christmas. It was difficult for the judges to decide among at least 20 worthy and eligible finalist nominees for only 11 prizes. The Saxe Award –The Duperre Family. 1122 Crowley. Our newest award […]

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Beyond the Lights

Although the sparkling magic of the Interlochen Christmas Lights comes alive after dark, there are other displays that touch the senses of the season. Here’s a sampling: The Sound Molly the Goldendoodle perks up when she hears the Christmastime music from Mike Saliba’s animated orchestra on Porto Bello Court. The Word Passages from the Gospel […]

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The 46th Year of Christmas Lights

The Interlochen Christmas Lights began in 1976 when Carole Findlay and her late husband Bob encouraged their neighbors to decorate their homes to call attention to the brand new sub-division. This will be the 46th year of our unique, free, neighborhood volunteer event which has brought joy to millions of children of all ages. Thanks […]

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A Vintage Vehicle Year

In addition to the 1950s Chevy truck of The People’s Award winning decoration at 1408 Crowley, there are two other antique vehicles featured in front yard Christmas displays this year. Findlay and Portofino 3202 San Paulo

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2020 Christmas Lights Winners

The Findlay Award — 1106 Montreau. The Bergmann Family. Named after our late Interlochen founder, this prize is reserved for long time residents who still go all out after several decades. The Griswald Award — 1209 Findlay. The Turner Family. If ever a family was crazy like the Griswalds, it is this one. The only […]

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2019 Christmas Lights Winners

Selecting only 10 winners each year from the 200 who decorate along the route is an almost impossible task. We make it a little easier by not considering any home that has won in the last two years. The Griswald Award. 1023 Loch Lomond. Val Renfro must be related to Chevy Chase because her home […]

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