Interlochen: A Popular Holiday Lights Tradition Starts Dec. 17, 2014

Articles Interlochen 11-24-14

One of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas continues to shine bright in Arlington.

The Arlington Police Department can help you navigate safely through this wonderland of lights.

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Arlington Police Department will setup traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel for tourists and neighbors.

Every year, more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington community near Interstate 30 celebrate the season by adorning their homes and property with festive lights and holiday-themed displays.  Admission is free.

    • Enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Westwood Drive at Randol Mill Road.
    • From Westbound I-30, take the Fielder Road exit and go south to Randol Mill Road. Turn right on Randol Mill Road and follow it to Westwood Drive.
    • From Eastbound I-30, take the Eastchase Parkway exit, turn east on Meadowbrook Boulevard to Randol Mill Road, then right on Randol Mill Road to Westwood Drive.
    • All other streets to the Interlochen neighborhood are closed. Left turns are prohibited from northbound Bowen at Westwood and northbound Oakwood at Randol Mill. All traffic will be forced to turn southbound on Crowley Road. Tour buses and limousines will not be allowed on Porto Bello Court.

Before you go! Important Safety Tips:

    • Traffic must keep right at all times, leaving the left lane open for emergency vehicles and Interlochen homeowners.
    • Adults and children must be properly secured by safety belts and child safety seats.
    • Visit during the week. Weekends are the highest traffic-volume days.
    • Pack a little patience. Traveling through the area could be slow.
    • Pedestrian traffic is permitted. Roller skating in the street is prohibited by the Arlington Municipal Code. No solicitation or sales by any vendors or group will be allowed from any public roadway or public rights-of-way.


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They need to remove the ‘Arlington Police Department’ reference from above. Last night we drove two hours to see the lights. We turned down Fielder off of I-30 at around 9:00pm. The traffic was backed up almost to I-30. It took 2 hours to get from I-30 to the beginning of Interlochen. It was 11:00pm. When we got into the area, many of the residents had turned their lights off. We never saw one police person directing traffic. At the Quick Trip up the street, surrounded by lounging police, we were told by the employees that the police were not… Read more »

Do a better job with the traffic! We had to bail after an hour of half because our daughter fell asleep. There are so many cars cutting in from so many directions that HONEST people getting in line at the back end up completely out of luck. There was absolutely no reason for people to be sitting still for so long unless people are actually stopping. If the traffic can’t be handled properly STOP advertising your “premiere” light displays. Absolutely ridiculous! We were so incredibly disappointed.


When is the last day you can see the lights. 1st time and do not want to miss it


Awesome display of Christmas spirit! First time and my kids loved it. Will go back next year for sure.