For years, they have been decorating their Chelmsford home for Christmas, and have recently gotten into the spooky spirit of Halloween.
Christine and Tom, who live at 180 Brookside St., are in the process of transforming their garage into a haunted maze.
“We enjoy watching the smiles on people's faces as they leave, or the fright on some of the children,” Christine said.
Since they began collecting Halloween goodies, the Byrnes have devoted countless hours to creating handmade items.
“It's great to see my husband and daughter at it at night preparing,” Christine said. “We are three weeks into preparations and are looking forward to the finished product, (which includes) several new items added this year.”
The number of people passing by the Byrnes home has increased dramatically as a result of their decorating.
“We went from 32 kids a night in the last seven years to 319 people last year,” Christine said. “We are excited and ready for our second haunted house.”
There are a number of other houses within Trick Or Treat distance that have been decked out for the night. Everyone is invited to visit the Byrnes' haunted house on Halloween night from 6-10 p.m. Donations of canned goods for area food banks will be accepted.