Preparations are finalized on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th president, in Washington, Jan. 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to take office Friday during a swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Directly after, he is expected to set off along a parade to the White House, where he will begin his tenure as president.

The parade route is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EST and run through 5 p.m. EST. It begins at the Capitol building. From there it runs alongside the National Mall, past the Newseum, then the National Archives Building, then the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The route will also pass the new Trump International Hotel, which has proven to be a hotspot for foreign diplomats hoping to curry favor with the president-elect. The parade ends at the White House. For those hoping to get a good view of the parade, Mic recommended finding a spot along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The parade is expected to look different than past events, with no bands from the D.C. area and fewer celebrities. But the Presidential Inaugural Committee said in a statement that "there will be more than 8,000 parade participants representing forty organizations including high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, and veterans groups."

"People from every corner of the country have expressed great interest in President-elect Trump’s inauguration and look forward to continuing a salute to our republic that spans more than two centuries,” said Presidential Inaugural Committee CEO Sara Armstrong in a statement. "As participants follow in the footsteps of our new president and vice president down Pennsylvania Avenue, they will be adding their names to the long list of Americans who have honored our country by marching in the inaugural parade."

Groups expected to be represented during the parade include the Boy Scouts of America, the Wounded Warrior Project, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations and a number of high school and college marching bands. For a full list of the participants check here.