Graceland Christmas Lighting Ceremony Set for Nov. 21 with John Stamos

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Graceland Christmas Lighting Ceremony Set for Nov. 21 with John Stamos

WHATHoliday Lighting Ceremony at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

WHO: John Stamos, Santa Claus and Children from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

WHEN: Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Central Time

WHERE: Graceland Plaza, Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis

Celebrated actor and Elvis fan John Stamos, who is the voice of the new Graceland iPad tour, will "flip the switch" on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony at Elvis Presley's Graceland on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

Patients from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis will help Stamos light up the King's castle for the season. Channeling his inner Elvis, Santa and his red jumpsuit-inspired suit will arrive by limousine and police escort. Santa will be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony. The lighting event featuring John Stamos is free and open to the public. 

The extensive Christmas display at Graceland includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh, and much more, all originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family. The interiors of Graceland mansion will feature the Presley family's Christmas décor starting on Nov. 21 for seasonal holiday tours through his birthday week celebration in January. Included will be his traditional red velvet drapes, as well as Presley family Christmas artifacts on display around several trees throughout the home.

Regular paid tours of Graceland will operate the day of the lighting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A special Christmas at Graceland package can be booked online and includes one night at Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel for two, two VIP tours of Elvis Presley's Graceland, Graceland Christmas ornament, "Merry Christmas... Love, Elvis" CD and an Elvis Presley Blue Christmas bear. Click here for a detailed list of operating hours and prices of admission.

Visitors to the famous Memphis mansion during the holiday will also find an exciting new option, as Graceland is one of the first historic homes to offer an interactive, state-of-the-art iPad tour that provides a fully-immersive experience for guests. Visitors take a multimedia tour of the iconic music landmark with location-based content which, when triggered, allow users to dive deeper into the story of Elvis' life through unique archival audio, video and photo elements. A customized iPad tour experience for kids and tweens features interactive photo activities geared for younger visitors. Read more about the iPad experience here.

Stamos said, "I am honored to be a part of the Graceland tour experience and tremendously excited to be there in person for the lighting ceremony this year. I am a major Elvis fan and know how important the holidays were to him. I've seen the decorations and lights before and they are amazing, and all the more special because they were exactly as they were when Elvis lived at Graceland."

Not able to be in Memphis? Watch the Graceland lighting ceremony live on and on Livestream at

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 10:03 AM
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