November 23, 2010

The Lights at Interlochen Start Dec. 17, 2010
Holiday Tradition Continues in Northwest Arlington Near I-30

One of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas continues in Arlington this year.

Beginning Friday, Dec. 17 through Christmas Day, the Arlington Police Department will set up traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel through the area. Motorists must enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol Mill Road at Westwood Drive.

Every year, more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington neighborhood near I-30 celebrate the season by adorning their homes with festive lights and holiday-themed displays. Admission is free. Travel route and safety information is below:

How to Enter and Exit:

  • Enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol Mill Road at Westwood Drive.
  • 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 at Westwood and Porto Bello. 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! A Few Important Safety Tips from the Arlington Police Department:

  • 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 at times.
  • Pedestrian traffic is permitted. Roller skating in the street is prohibited by the city code. No solicitation or sales by any vendors or groups will be allowed from any public roadway or public right-of-way.

Attachment: Interlochen Map



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