Elvis performed at the Reo Palm Isle, Longview, Texas.
Elvis left for Las Vegas, where he met singer Kitty Dolan.
Elvis received a letter from the Colonel assuring him that despite the fact that Elvis was in the army, all was done to make sure his income would be higher then the year before.
Elvis flew back to Los Angeles where he arrived at 5.45 p.m. Around this time in LA he met Paul Frees. Frees showed Elvis his BNDD badge (Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs). Elvis, very fixated on badges, decided he wanted to get this badge himself.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles, to remain in Palm Springs for the weekend.
Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. Originally this (or the previous night) show was planned to be the worldwide satellite broadcast.
Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel. He thanked him for arranging a special New Year's Eve show at the new Silverdome stadium in Pontiac, Michigan. " We're looking forward to having the best show ever for this event."