02 December 2013

12 Days of Memphis Christmas: Graceland

Clearly I love Memphis. Did you know I also love Christmas? It's just such a wonderful time of the year! For the next twelve days I'll be sharing something special that Memphis does around Christmas time.

12 Days of Memphis Christmas - Graceland // Ten Feet Off Beale http://www.tenfeetoffbeale.com
When people think of Memphis, one of their first thoughts it usually Elvis and Graceland. Yes, the King of Rock and Roll did live here and millions of people travel from all over the world to see his home. Graceland is actually something I think everyone should see (yes, even you Memphians who have lived here forever and have never gone).

Personally, I've been to Graceland a handful of times. My favorite time to go, however, is at Christmas time. They decorate the house and the grounds with amazing vintage decorations that Elvis himself decorated with while he lived at Graceland.

Fun fact , if you visit Graceland regularly there will be blue drapes in the living room. At Christmas, they're swapped out for amazing red drapes, exactly how Elvis did it.
Graceland at Christmas // Ten Feet Off Beale http://www.tenfeetoffbeale.com

The Christmas decorations will stay up at Graceland until January 8, 2014, which is Elvis's birthday.

PS. This may or may not be one of the reasons I have a white Christmas tree.

Day 8: Cotton Museum 
Day 12: Home Alone at AutoZone Park


  1. That sounds wonderful! I love Elvis' music and would love to visit someday. Christmas sounds like a great time to visit too!


  2. How fun is that tree? Now I want a white tree too!


  3. I've always wanted to see graceland!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. One of my goals is to go to Graceland someday. I've never been a huge Elvis fan, but I just feel like it's something every music fan needs to do in his/her life!

  5. Would you believe that I live a little over an hour from Memphis and I've NEVER been?!

  6. I have wanted to visit Graceland for YEARS and cant find a single person willing to go with me lol I may just have to take a solo road trip

  7. So fun! I visited Graceland in high school while on a band trip. We drove down from Minnesota to New Orleans and stopped in Memphis on the way! We were only there for a day, so Graceland was our main tourist destination. If I ever make it back to Memphis I will definitely be contacting you for tips!

  8. How fun!! And I'm loving a white Christmas tree... but I'm having a hard time convincing anyone else to get on board!

  9. Love the white tree! I'm one of those lifetime Memphians but I finally went to Graceland for the first time a few years ago. I need to go at Christmas time though.

  10. Another great (and related) find: Graceland Too in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Google it or stop on by, 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas (I believe). It's an experience you won't soon forget! :)

  11. How cool! I would love to visit Graceland!


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