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Watch the Graceland Lighting Ceremony LIVE at

November 16, 2012

Experience the magic of the holiday season when the holiday lights come alive for another year at Graceland in Memphis tonight at 6:00 p.m. CST.

The Graceland lighting ceremony will feature special guest Skylar Laine, top ten finalist from the 11th season of “American Idol,” who will "flip the switch" and officially light the Graceland property and kick off the holiday festivities. In addition to flipping the switch, 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.

Graceland is also joining the fight against hunger. We will be collecting canned goods for the Mid-South Food Bank during the holiday festivities. Bins will be set up around the Graceland property for guests to drop off donations. Items accepted include canned goods and peanut butter.

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 the Graceland Lighting Ceremony page tonight at 6:00 p.m. CST.

In addition:
  • If you are a member of Facebook, be sure to log into your account to post messages on our special fan wall. Please note: making a comment on the wall will update your Facebook status.
  • Check in to our GetGlue widget that will appear on the Graceland Lighting Ceremony page during the ceremony to get an exclusive Christmas at Graceland sticker.
  • Post that you are watching the ceremony on Twitter using #Elvis and see your tweet appear in the feed.
  • Check out photos from inside Graceland during the holidays with our new Pinterest board.
  • Fans can also check out photos and video of inside Graceland as the staff decorates for Christmas. 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To watch the live broadcast, you must have the free Adobe Flash Player installed. CLICK HERE to see if you have flash player installed or to install it.