Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 58

| travel | Christmas at Graceland T Metro Creative here’s no place more magical than Elvis Presley’s Graceland ® at Christmas. On Dec. 14 and 15, Graceland will host a special weekend of holiday music and activities highlighted by three incredible live concerts on the Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex: Christmas with Elvis with Live Orchestra; An Elvis Gospel Christmas and Elvis Live in Concert. Anyone attending these concerts will receive free admission to Elvis Presley’s Memphis at 3 p.m. that day where they can visit two newly expanded ex- hibits: ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley and Presley Cycles. The weekend will also include several unique holiday activities such as a “Christ- mas at Graceland” Archive Presentation, Christmas Tips, Tricks and Crafts seminars at The Guest House at Graceland™ hosted by Lifestyle Expert J.J. Keras, who has been reg- ularly featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America, and a special screening of the Hallmark Channel’s movie “Christmas at Graceland” in The Guest House Theater. In addition to the concerts and activities, the joy and beauty of the holiday season can be found throughout the Graceland cam- pus. The Mansion will be decked out with a Christmas display that includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Na- tivity scene, Santa and his sleigh, and much more, all originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family. Seasonal holiday tours of the interior of Graceland Mansion, featuring the Presley family’s personal Christ- mas décor, will be offered through Jan. 8. 58 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene Christmas with Elvis at Graceland With Live Orchestra Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Graceland Soundstage This special Christmas concert debuted last year and became an instant classic with fans and families. The show features Elvis’ holiday favorites performed live on stage, with the full, rich sound of a 32-piece orchestra, featuring local Memphis musicians, vocalists, choirs and dancers including members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Tennessee Mass Choir and Havenview Middle