Highlighting the 2011 lighting ceremony will be Lauren Alaina, finalist from the tenth season of “American Idol,” who will "flip the switch" to officially light the Graceland property and kick off the holiday festivities.
The event this year will also have a special partnership and sweepstakes with CMT.com and Sirius XM. In addition to experiencing the most magical night of the year at the king’s home in Memphis, one lucky winner and a guest will have a private meet ‘n’ greet with “American Idol” finalist and entertainer Lauren Alaina and the opportunity to share the experience with Elvis fans around the world as a guest DJ on Elvis Radio on Sirius XM. The trip also includes the complete Memphis experience with two nights at Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street and tickets to all the Memphis attractions, including Graceland, Sun Studio, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. To enter to win, visit CMT.com
The interiors of Graceland mansion will also be decked in Elvis’ Christmas décor. Included will be his traditional red velvet drapes as well as Presley family Christmas artifacts on display around several trees throughout the home.
Santa will be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony on
November 18. The public is welcome to attend the free lighting event. Regular paid tours of
Graceland will operate the day of the lighting ceremony from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Others from around the world can enjoy the evening live via the “GracelandCam™”
WHAT/WHO: Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Elvis Presley’s Graceland
WHEN: November 18 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time
For video b-roll of the event visit:
User IP address: 220.127.116.11
The video will be on high quality QuickTime h.264 files and will be available at 9:00 p.m. CST
For more detailed information please visit www.elvis.com or call 901.332.3322
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (www.ckx.com.)