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President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Dec. 28, 2016. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is scheduled to take place on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Here's a look at Trump Inauguration Day 2017, the events surrounding the inaugural ceremony and the full schedule.

Inaugural events for Trump are scheduled to begin Thursday, Jan. 19, with a welcome celebration kicking off the events followed by the president-elect and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. That event will be followed by a welcome concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

“The 2017 inaugural celebrations will reflect President-elect Trump’s eagerness to get to work in order to make our country safer and stronger,” said Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). “President-elect Trump is committed to unifying our country as we once again celebrate the foundation of our American system and the peaceful transfer of power.”

Trump and Pence will be sworn in at the Capitol Friday, Jan. 20, where they will participate in the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. The official inaugural balls that will be held on the same day will feature an appearance by president and the first lady, and vice president and Mrs. Pence.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Trump and Pence will attend a national prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, which will conclude the celebration.

Donald Trump Inauguration Parade: Full list of participants

  • 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment
  • 1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard
  • Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team
  • Caisson Platoon, Fort Myer
  • Cleveland Police Mounted Unit
  • Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums
  • Columbus North High School Band
  • Culver Academy Equestrian
  • First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry
  • Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion
  • Frankfort High School Band
  • Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band
  • Indianapolis Metro Police Motorcycle Drill Team
  • Lil Wranglers
  • Marist College Band
  • Merced County Sheriff’s Posse
  • Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard
  • Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  • Nassau County Firefighters Pipes & Drums
  • North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
  • NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
  • Olivet Nazarene University’s Tiger Marching Band
  • Palmetto Ridge High School Band
  • Russellville High School Band
  • Talladega College Band
  • Texas State University Strutters
  • The Citadel Regimental Band & Pipes and Summerall Guards
  • The Freedom Riders
  • Tupelo High School Band
  • University of Tennessee Marching Band
  • VMI Corps of Cadets
  • West Monroe High School Marching Band
  • American Veterans
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Paralyzed American Veterans
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • U.S. Border Patrol Pipes & Drums
  • Wounded Warrior Project and Kids Overseas

How to get tickets?

Tickets to the swearing-in ceremony are made available to the members of Congress, who later make it available to their constituents. Several members of the New Jersey congressional delegation reportedly plan to hold lotteries to award the tickets.

Tickets for the parade, balls and other events are available through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Details of the sale of tickets are yet to be released.