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"Nashville" Star Charles "Chip" Esten to Officially Flip Switch at 2013 Lighting Ceremony

November 22, 2013 (Updated)



Fans can now watch the complete video (above) of the 2013 Graceland Lighting Ceremony. Charles "Chip" Esten from ABC's hit show "Nashville" officially "flipped the switch" at this year's ceremony on Friday, November 22, 2013! Elvis fans can follow Elvis Presley's Graceland on LiveStream and watch the complete ceremony, plus see a complete list of Graceland's social media platforms by clicking here.

Graceland officially kicked off the the holiday season by “flipping the switch” on the traditional lights and decorations during the annual lighting ceremony. The extensive Christmas display includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh, and much more, all originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family. Santa, decked out like the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony.

Esten currently plays the lead role of Deacon Claybourne in the Emmy nominated show "Nashville." Esten made his theatrical debut in London when he portrayed Buddy Holly, singing, acting and playing guitar in the hit West End musical “Buddy.” In that role, he was honored to perform for H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and eventually President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at The White House.

During his first season on “Nashville,” Esten performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman auditorium. He sings on the Season One Vol. 1 soundtrack, which has sold over 1.5 million tracks to date.

Fans can follow Elvis Presley's Graceland on LiveStream to watch this year's ceremony live and also access the feed via the Elvis Presley's Graceland Facebook page, @VisitGraceland on Twitter or by visiting Elvis.com.

Want to create your own Elvis Christmas cards similar to the one above? Visit PaperStyle.com and check out all of their Elvis-themed invitations, greeting cards, notepads and more! Also, be sure to get the limited-edition Elvis Christmas Fan Mosaic being unveiled the day of the lighting ceremony by visiting FanMosaics.com/ElvisChristmas.