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New Photos and Video of Inside Graceland at Christmas Now Available

November 15, 2012

Elvis fans can now check out new photos and behind-the-scenes video of Graceland as we decorate for the holiday season!

Check out our new photo gallery as the staff sets up decorations for the holiday season. Also, Director of Archives Angie Marchese takes fans to the secret room where decorations are stored. Fans can get an up-close look at many of the traditional ornaments, tinsel, and more.

Remember to join us as we officially kick off the holiday season with the Graceland holiday lighting ceremony Friday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. CST. If you aren’t able to be in Memphis with us for the celebration, you can still experience the magic of this annual event with our live broadcast of the ceremony on

American Idol finalist Skylar Laine will "flip the switch" and officially light the Graceland property. In addition to kicking off the holiday festivities, Skylar will perform a few songs, including some holiday favorites. Santa, decked out like the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will also be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony. The free lighting event is open to the public.

Can't make it to Memphis? Watch the ceremony live on! To learn more about visiting Graceland during the holidays, click here.