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Christmas at Graceland

The arrival of winter at Graceland was always a special time of year. It meant the arrival of the holidays in Memphis and the anticipation of all the fun things the season would bring, including decorating for Christmas, opening Christmas presents with friends and family, the annual New Year’s Eve party, Elvis’ birthday, building snowmen in the front yard of Graceland and more. Join us for the official Graceland Christmas event on November 16, 2017, as we kick off the holiday season with our annual Memphis Christmas Lights ceremony at Graceland!


Annual Graceland Lighting Ceremony Set for November 16

Graceland's annual Lighting Ceremony is set for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16. Elvis' friend and legendary DJ George Klein will flip the switch on Elvis' traditional Christmas decorations. The event also includes an Elvis-inspired Santa, kids' activities and more. 

Get Festive with Holiday Concert Weekend

Celebrate the holiday season with a very special weekend at Graceland featuring three festive live concerts at the Graceland Soundstage at Graceland’s new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. These are the very first holiday concerts ever to take place on the Graceland campus. Friday night’s concert features a live orchestra  presenting Elvis’ biggest Christmas hits. On Saturday, it’s two themed concerts on one night:  An Elvis Gospel Christmas show and an Elvis Star-Studded Rock ‘n’ Roll show.    
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Experience Christmas at Graceland November 16, 2017 -  January 8, 2018

During the holiday season, the tour of Graceland is extra special with the interior and exterior of the mansion decorated for the holidays. See traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed by Elvis. The interior of Graceland mansion is decked out in Christmas decor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display. 

Give Like the King during the 2017 Graceland Poinsettia Campaign

Each year, fans from around the world "Give Like the King" and support the Graceland Poinsettia Campaign. By making a donation to the 2016 Graceland Poinsettia Campaign, you will support the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, as well as add to the beauty of Graceland during the holiday season. The beautiful red poinsettias line the staircase at Graceland and can be seen throughout the mansion by our guests who visit during this special time of the year. Stay tuned for more information on this year's Poinsettia Campaign coming soon. 

Shop for Your Favorite Elvis Fan

Light up the holidays for the special Elvis fan in your life with a gift from Shop Graceland! The shop features everything from Graceland and Elvis ornaments to holiday albums, hoodies, mugs, tumblers and much more. Check out the selection now at Shop Graceland.