When the Salem Chick-fil-A gets lit up, locals know it’s getting time to decorate for Christmas. Since 1995, Charles and Pat Burke have decorated their yard and house with thousands of lights. Burke starts early to set up his display every year. When asked why he decorates he simply said, “It makes me happy.” His wife, Pat, decorates the inside of the house which includes seven Christmas trees. Charles sticks to the outside. Walking up to the displays visitors can see the details he has incorporated into each item; the red truck Santa is driving has a stick shifter and dials just like a real truck and in the post office Santa is checking his lists. The display will be up until January so drive by 1943 Burma Road in Salem and check it out.
Photo by Shelly Koon