Watch the Christmas Lighting of Graceland Streaming Free [TONIGHT]
Elvis Presley may have left the building in 1977, but you'd never know it. This week, the King's crown from one of his teeth is up for auction, RCA Legacy just released From Elvis in Nashville a 4 CD box set with accompanying vinyl and tonight kicks off the Holiday Lighting Weekend at Graceland in Memphis, Tennesse.
Thursday, November 18, 2021, through Saturday, November 20, 2021, Graceland will host the first-ever Holiday Lighting Weekend at Elvis Presley's Graceland.
The festivities kick off with the traditional lighting of Graceland ceremony Thursday at approximately 6:30 p.m. Central Time (CT). This year the switch will be thrown by renowned songwriter and producer David Porter along with students from the Stax Music Academy. The lighting ceremony will be followed by a holiday celebration concert featuring the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's Big Band. Santa will also be on hand for photos.
Friday, November 19, 2021, Graceland will allow fans who purchase late afternoon and evening tours of Graceland (different packages will be offered) to walk right up to the Christmas decorations on the lawn of the mansion for the very first time.
Fans will get an up-close look at the Christmas decorations purchased by Elvis for Graceland himself. These are the same decorations he saw on the lawn of his home when he was still alive. However, Graceland curators do add to the decorations annually.
Inside Graceland, Elvis fans will get to see the red drapes, the ones Elvis would use to replace the blue ones that visitors see on tours throughout the rest of the year. Fans will also get a look at a Christmas tree in the dining room of Graceland that still has the silver tinsel, some of which Elvis put on himself, from when the Presley family lived in the mansion.
Saturday, November 20, 2021, The late afternoon and evening Christmas tours continue with Dean Z's Rockin' Christmas Show at 7:00 p.m. on the Soundstage at Graceland.
Ticket holders will be treated to a concert guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit-spanning Christmas standards made famous by Chuck Berry Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin, The Ronettes and much much more. -Graceland.com
Details, guests and information are subject to change.
Elvis' Christmas Album, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and that makes it the best-selling Christmas album of all time.