The first Tuesday of every December is U.S. Tours Blue Christmas Party at Graceland. Enjoy a special evening Mansion Tour. Come see “The Lights at Graceland,” enjoy the Presley home at Night, as it would have looked on Christmas Eve when the family lived there. This U S Tours “Spectacular American Event” has been sold out for the last three years! Book Early!
Day 1 – Tuesday
This is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, U S Tours Spectacular Event offered on these dates only. It begins with a simple two night package that is expandable and customizable to suit your unique interests. Please note the sequence of events is subject to change.
First, after arrival on a Tuesday evening your group will check in to one of our hotels. We use Drury Inn, Hampton Inn (and similar) quality properties for everyone. Actual hotel assignments will be made upon receipt of your second deposit.
This evening enjoy a plated Southern Meal, typical of Memphis & The Mississippi Delta, with a dessert and beverages included. There is also a Cash Bar. Following dinner is our feature Event, an Elvis Holiday Tribute Show with a live band, back-up singers, full stage lighting and sound as well as one of America’s best known tribute artists. You’ll hear such great songs as “Merry Christmas Baby,” “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and many other traditional Holiday Songs all performed in the inimitable Elvis-style including his title song “Blue Christmas.”
And the when those blue snowflakes start fallin’
That’s when those blue memories start callin’
You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas
Plus you can be sure a few of his greatest hits will be featured too. (D)
Note: This evening at Graceland requires significant walking.
Day 2 – Wednesday
This day’s activities are to be scheduled as each group planner desires, it’s an opportunity to put your own personal touch on the trip. The day is yours to plan touring, shopping or even a Tunica casino.
For your convenience we offer a full day, “Merry, Merry MoJo Tour” $49.00 It features the Memphis MoJo Tour with a musician tour guide showing you the sights of the city while history sings. As you rock on down the road you will also visit Sun Studio’s, the Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll and walk the halls where Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny, Carl Perkins and a hundred others made music.
Also included is a visit to the Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum, a Smithsonian Institution it features the complete history Memphis Music. It tells of the musical pioneers and legends of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds who, for the love of music, overcame obstacles to create the sounds that changed the world.
We also offer the “Ground Zero Blues Tour” also $49.00. Featuring the Mississippi Delta at Clarksdale, MS and you arrive in time for lunch at Morgan Freeman’s “Ground Zero” Blues Club. Then you visit the Delta Blues Museum next door. Afterwards a local guide will show various sites including “The Crossroads,” where Blue’s Guitarist Robert Johnson purportedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his musical talent.
And we have “Sights and Soul of the City” $45.00. It visits places not normally featured on a Memphis Tour. First you see the St Jude’s Pavilion an architecturally unique building containing memorabilia of late entertainer Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Judes hospital, who dreamed that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” Then you ride the elevator 28 stories to the top of the Memphis Pyramid. You will also have time to visit the Great Cypress Swamp and shop in the Bass Pro Shop.
The Stax Museum is also featured. Here following an introductory film you tour exhibits that include a modest country church, circa-1906, see displays on Stax Record’s most famous artists, and visit a replica of legendary Studio A. This visit also includes a short live music show in the theater.
But, tonight is the highlight of your tour. Arrivals at the Elvis Presley’s home should start at 5:30pm. Typically the Graceland Mansion closes at 4:00pm, by special arrangement it is available exclusively to our groups this evening. U S Tours has rented the entire complex and you enjoy an experience not available to the General Public.
The highlight of this evening is, of course, your visit to the Mansion. Holiday decorations just aren’t the same in daylight as at they are at night. You will see traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene and Santa on his sleigh. The interior is decked out in Christmas décor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and the Presley family Christmas artifacts – just as they were displayed by Elvis.
Your evening includes a buffet dinner in the new Elvis Presley Memphis Complex. It’s a Memphis Barbecue with buffets and tables in unique locations. While here you can tour the Presley Motors where you are surrounded by an awesome collection of hot cars, motorcycles and toys. The Elvis the Entertainer Museum with artifacts: photos, gold records, costumes. You also have time at the Elvis Discovery Zones showcasing the influences, and important things in his life. (B,D)
Day 3 – Thursday
Well, it’s One for the money, Two for the show,
Three to get ready, Now go, Cat, go.
This tour’s over now get on down the road.
Thank you, Thank you all very much.
Groups who want to extend their trips or add additional sightseeing during travel only need to ask. (B)
Optional Daytime Tours
|Merry, Merry MoJo Tour $49.00 includes:|
- Mo Jo Musical Tour
- Sun Studio
- Rock & Soul Museum
|Ground Zero Blues Tour $49.00 includes|
- Mississippi Delta Tour
- Lunch at Ground Zero
- Delta Blues Museum
Transportation is not included on optional tours
For more information or to book this trip, please Click HERE.
Credit for lyrics to: “Memphis Tennessee” Chuck Berry, “Blue Suede Shows” Carl Perkins, “Blue Christmas” written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson