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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2018 Christmas Lights Winners

Here are the award winners of the 2018 Interlochen Christmas Lights display.  (Editor’s Note: at the end of this story is a photo of who we believe is the Head Judge of these awards.) There were so many fantastically-decorated homes this year (Porto Bello alone could have had ten winners!) that our panel of judges […]

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2018 Christmas Displays

43rd Year of Interlochen Christmas Lights  The Interlochen Christmas Lights continues for the 43rd year. Beginning Friday, December 14, 2018, the Arlington Police Department will setup traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel through the annual Interlochen Christmas Lights display. Drivers must enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol […]

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Christmas Lights Winners by Year from 2010 to...

2017 Christmas Holiday Lights Award Winners  The Griswald Award — 1116 Crowley. Pearline Cleveland got a late start this year but the entire extended family pitched in to make this high wattage yard one that would make Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation) proud. The Bob Findlay Award — 1411 Porto Bello. The van […]

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2017 Christmas Lights Awards

The judges report, since there are so many homeowners who have worked so hard and deserve some individual recognition, it is a tough job to pick only ten. But they did and here are the 2017 Interlochen Lights Award Winners: The Griswald Award — 1116 Crowley. Pearline Cleveland got a late start this year but […]

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Christmas 2016 at Lake Interlochen

Thousands of cheerful children, young and old, smiling from vehicles winding through the wonderland of our neighborhood. Boats, calmly cruising brilliant with lights, with Christmas carols echoing across the channels. Lakeside homes alive with holiday decorations, reflecting in the water. Oh what fun! It’s Christmas 2016 in Lake Interlochen. Two photos of contest winner at […]

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Lakeside Decorations

With the announcement of a new category in the Christmas Lights competition, The Porter Award, for best lakeside decoration, many HOA members are decorating their backyards in addition their front yards. The following photographs show a few of these waterside wonders:  

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2015 Christmas Lights Winners

At Christmas decorating time, when the rookies and the veterans team up everybody in Interlochen wins. Rookies: The Lester home on Montreau Veterans: The Reed home on Crowley Here below are the winners of the 2015 Interlochen Christmas Lights Awards. The Griswald Award — The Lester Family, 1100 Montreau….No one can remember a “rookie” family […]

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Lights Spectacular

Robust crowds viewed the 2014 display of the annual Interlochen Christmas Lights. Some visitors experienced a three-hour wait, as a bumper-to-bumper line of vehicles on Randol Mill extended past Fielder, to I-30 north and Davis south. Lake Interlochen residents are thankful to Arlington Police officers for keeping the traffic moving in an orderly fashion. There […]

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2013 Christmas Lights Winners

The Findlay Award….1408 Porto Bello. What better way to honor Bob and Carole Findlay who developed Interlochen 40 years ago but to present them with this special new prize for outstanding lifetime achievement. In the future it will go to a homeowner who has been lighting up for a minimum of 30 years. The Griswald […]

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