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Christmas in the South - Holiday Festivals and Christmas Lights


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Winter at Graceland
A replica of Elvis' Santa, sleigh and reindeer Christmas display on the front lawn of Graceland.

A replica of Elvis' Santa, sleigh and reindeer Christmas display greets visitors on the front lawn of Graceland.

Photo Credit: © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Winter at Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony - November 22, 2013
Tours of Graceland Decorated for the Holidays - November 22, 2013 – January 8, 2014

The Holidays
During the holidays, Graceland features many traditional decorations that Elvis enjoyed for Christmas at his beloved Memphis home. On the front lawn, a festive display welcomes visitors with a replica of the greeting from Elvis' first Christmas at Graceland in 1957, Merry Christmas to All, Elvis. Other outdoor decorations include a life size nativity scene, first displayed in the 1960s, and nostalgic blue lights lining the driveway, recalling the spirit of the popular Elvis hit, Blue Christmas.

In the mansion, traditional Christmas decorations include Presley family Christmas gifts and artifacts, red draperies at the windows of the front rooms, changed from the usual blue draperies each year for the holidays. Seasonal events include a tree lighting ceremony complete with an Elvis-Santa, special tours and exhibits and more. For dates and details, visit Christmas at Graceland.

The Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration
January 8 - 11, 2014
A full schedule of events celebrates Elvis' birthday (January 8, 1935) each year. For details, visit Elvis' Birthday Celebration.

For additional information about Graceland, visit Elvis.com.

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