laurenAmerican Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina will be at Graceland tomorrow night, where she will turn the lights on for this year’s holiday display. The annual Christmas lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at Graceland Plaza. The extensive display will include hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family.

Graceland lights

The photo above is from Graceland during the Christmas holiday season in 2010.

In addition to the Graceland lighting on Friday, Lauren will also be at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers game on Thanksgiving day, where she will be opening the game with our national anthem. That game is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 p.m. on FOX.

Lauren Alaina 2Lauren, and Justin Boots, are giving us all a chance to design a pair of boots for Lauren Alaina. You can find out all about that contest on her facebook page. The deadline to enter is Nov. 29, 2011. While you are sending tweets – remember to send one off to Lauren, too. You can follow her on Twitter @lauren_alaina.

Graceland 2Here’s one more picture of Graceland, during a previous Christmas season. I’m sure the place gets more beautiful ever time someone turns the lights on!

This is such a busy time of year. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday preparations.

More later!
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American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina will be at Graceland tomorrow night, where she will turn the lights on for this year’s holiday display. The annual Christmas lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at Graceland Plaza. The extensive display will include hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a...