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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.

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3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

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Holiday Lighting Weekend

Graceland KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAYS WITH THREE Days of Festivities

November 18-20, 2021

Graceland is excited to announce the schedule for the first-ever Holiday Lighting Weekend in Memphis on November 18-20, 2021. Fans are invited to experience an American holiday tradition as the Christmas lights come alive again at Graceland during the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Then, spend the weekend with us for three days of festive events, including holiday concert performances, unique tours of Graceland Mansion, and more!  See the schedule.

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HOLIDAY LIGHTING WEEKEND TICKET PACKAGES

Graceland Christmas Weekend PLATINUM Package - $350 

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The PLATINUM package includes exclusive front row seating Soundstage shows and exclusive access to the first-ever Ultimate VIP Graceland Christmas Tours ever offered at Graceland: 
 
  • VIP ticket (front row) to A Holiday Music Celebration featuring the MSO Big Band on November 18
  • Exclusive access to the first-ever UVIP Christmas Tours on November 19 (UVIP tours are exclusively reserved for this package)
  • Access to pre-concert VIP Reception on November 20
  • VIP ticket (front row) to Dean Z's Rockin' Christmas Show on November 20

Graceland Christmas Weekend GOLD Package - $175

Limited Availability
The Gold Package experience includes front-of-the house seating at soundstage concerts, a graceland christmas tour and pre-concert reception on november 20:
 
  • Ticket (front-of-the-house) to A Holiday Music Celebration featuring the MSO Big Band on Nov 18
  • Graceland Christmas Tour on November 19 (includes Christmas tour of Graceland Mansion with live tour guides)
  • Access to pre-concert VIP Reception on November 20
  • Ticket (front-of-the-house) to Dean Z's Rockin' Christmas Show on November 20
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holiday lighting weekend SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18

ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY

6:00 PM. Graceland Plaza Green, Elvis Presley's Memphis. Free to attend. 
The holiday season officially kicks-off on November 18 with the time-honored tradition of Graceland’s annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Join us as our special guests (to be announced soon) flip the switch as part of this time honored tradition. This year’s holiday ceremony includes a special visit from Santa Claus, kids crafts and fun for the entire family. Can't be in Memphis? The ceremony will also be streamed live online.

A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION CONCERT FEATURING THE MSO BIG BAND

7:00 PM. Soundstage at Graceland.
Tickets: $25 BUY NOW
Weekend ticket packages also available from $350 - $175.

After the holiday lighting ceremony, continue the fun with a very special concert featuring holiday music by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's Big Band. From timeless Christmas classics, to special holiday arrangements like Elvis’ Blue Christmas, enjoy the festive music of the season big band style. The MSO Big Band, founded in 2010 and led by Principal Trumpet Scott Moore, performs timeless classics and new arrangements in styles from dance band to big band, samba, and many more. The MSO Big Band also holds and preserves the historical musical archive of the Peabody Hotel Skyway Ballroom Big Band, which was one of the select locations of nation-wide syndicated Big Band radio broadcasts in the early part of the 20th century. A young Sam Phillips was one of the broadcasters for these “Big Band Remotes” before going on to found Sun Studio. 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

graceland CHRISTMAS TOURS 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Graceland Mansion.
Tickets: $90 Adults (11 and up); $58 Youth (5-10), 4 and under free. 
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Also included in the Holiday Lighting Weekend GOLD Package
Enjoy the beauty of Graceland decorated for the holidays during these late afternoon tours of Graceland Mansion, featuring live tour guides throughout the mansion sharing stories about what it was like spending the holidays with the King of Rock 'n' Roll at Graceland. The tour ticket also includes daytime access to Elvis Presley's Memphis and a tour of Elvis' airplanes. Additional tours are also offered on Saturday, November 20. 

graceland christmas uvip TOURS 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Graceland Mansion.
Exclusive to Holiday Lighting Weekend PLATINUM package purchasers only. 

Platinum package purchasers will be the first to experience our all-new Ultimate VIP Christmas Tours! Christmas UVIP Tours will allow guests to explore the grounds of Graceland decorated for the holidays after-hours with an expert guide! Hear stories of what it was like to spend Christmas with the king at Graceland, enjoy holiday photo ops both inside and outside Graceland Mansion, and take an outdoor tour of the Graceland Mansion grounds decorated for the holidays tour the grounds to see the beautiful lights and get up-close looks at the festive lawn decor that was part of Elvis' annual decorating tradition. The tour ticket also includes daytime access to Elvis Presley's Memphis and a tour of Elvis' airplanes, and a $20 food voucher to use at one of our Elvis Presley's Memphis restaurants. 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 
graceland CHRISTMAS TOURS 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Graceland Mansion.
Tickets: $90 Adults (11 and up); $58 Youth (5-10), 4 and under free. 
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Enjoy a beauty of Graceland decorated for the holidays during these late afternoon tours of Graceland Mansion, featuring live tour guides throughout the mansion sharing stories about what it was like spending the holidays with the King of Rock 'n' Roll at Graceland. The tour ticket also includes daytime access to Elvis Presley's Memphis and a tour of Elvis' airplanes. Additional tours are also offered on Friday, November 19. 

DEAN Z'S ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS SHOW

7:00 PM. Soundstage at Graceland.
Tickets: $45, $20 BUY NOW
Weekend ticket packages also available from $350 - $175.

Dean Z, alongside his high energy 10-piece band and the beautiful Dynamite Singers, sings your favorite holiday hits! The best rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, and swing Christmas classics, guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit - spanning Christmas standards made famous by Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin, The Ronettes & much much more! 

* Details, guests and information subject to change.

Rockin' with dean z

Dean Z's Rockin' Christmas Show will be live at the Graceland Soundstage on Saturday, November 20. 

 

THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND

The Guest House at Graceland will be beautifully decorated for the holidays and be the perfect location to call home during the holiday festivities. Those staying at the Guest House during Holiday Lighting Weekend 2 or more nights, will enjoy extra savings on their stay. 

STAY 3 NIGHTS AND RECEIVE 20% OFF YOUR STAY (Nov. 18, 19 & 20) - BOOK NOW

STAY 2 NIGHTS AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR STAY (Nov. 18 & 19/19 & 20) - BOOK NOW

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