It is a well-known fact that Christmas was Elvis’ favorite time of year. This is a prominent reason why Elvis fans flock to Graceland during the holidays but all the Christmas festivities aren’t just for diehard Elvis fans, the experience is truly something everyone can enjoy.
For those unfamiliar, Graceland is located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a mansion that sits on 13.8 acres and was once owned by Elvis Presley. It was opened as a museum to the public in 1982 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006 and is currently the most visited privately-owned home in America, counting on average over 650,000 visitors each year.
The Royal Rock and Roll Christmas Experience
Elvis is well considered the King of Rock and Roll to this day and the holiday festivities that surround his home every Christmas is nothing short of being fit for a King. It has been voted the #1 Best Historic Holiday Home Tour by USA Today and with good reason.
Visitors can experience special Holiday Tours of the Graceland Mansion and the elaborately adorned grounds. The home is still decorated with Elvis’ preferred holiday decor traditions to include hundreds of blue Christmas lights lining the driveway, a lifesize Nativity scene, Elvis’ original Santa and sleigh on the front lawn and so much more. During the interior tour, you will discover Elvis’ customary red velvet drapes, Christmas trees throughout the entire home and plenty of Presley family artifacts on display.
Graceland is decorated from November 18, 2021, through January 9, 2022. When you visit in December you can delight in tours that feature live tour guides sharing time-honored Presley family stories. You also have the option to book a UVIP Tour while visiting Graceland.
The UVIP tour is new at Graceland this year and runs from December 1 through December 20 at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The tour allows you to experience Graceland after hours and provides a more personalized, detailed experience. Hear stories of what it was like to spend Christmas with Elvis at the Graceland mansion and gain access to the complete grounds tour to experience the lights and lawn decor that Elvis himself loved so very much.
The tour also provides full access to Elvis’ custom jets, the Presley Motors Automobile Musem, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, a self-guided tour of the Elvis Discovery Exhibit and additional immersive and interactive experiences.
Additional Features of the UVIP Tour include:
- Holiday photo ops both inside and outside the Graceland mansion
- Outdoor tour of the mansion grounds fully decorated for the holidays
- A $20 food voucher to use at one of Elvis Presley’s Memphis restaurants
- A Keepsake Backstage Pass
Graceland Christmas Hotel Package
You can experience all of the above wrapped up in one of Graceland’s holiday package offers. The packages include options for the tours listed above, a commemorative Christmas ornament, a set of three limited-edition collectible Graceland Christmas CD greetings and a discounted rate on a room at The Guesthouse at Graceland.