Elvis Presley's Graceland home is making preparations to mark the King's birthday in style. The facility is expecting a big influx of visitors for the celebration and has numerous event planned between January 4 and 8.
Visitors will have an opportunity to take part in the Graceland Excursions Mississippi Delta tour. The new service began previews in early December, ahead of its weekly schedule beginning on January 12, 2018.
The "Auction at Graceland," will take place on Saturday, January 6. According to a press release, "Fans and collectors from around the world are expected to participate on-site and online in this extraordinary auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia, featuring artifacts that have been thoroughly researched and certified by Graceland Authenticated. All auction items will be offered from third-party collectors. None of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland® Archives."
The Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony will take place on Graceland's North Lawn on the morning of Monday, January 8. The ceremony will be followed up by the opening of the new "Hollywood Backlot" exhibit.