The countdown is on. We are just days away until Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States — and his inauguration is already making headlines.
The reality star turned politician made it very clear he does not want celebrities at the event, which takes place every four years in Washington D.C. — but viewers can still expect a few surprises.
“What we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” Tom Barrack, the head of Donald’s inaugural committee said. “That’s the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be ‘let me get back to work.'”
Here is everything you need to know about Trump’s inauguration!
When is the inauguration?
The inauguration will take place on Friday, Jan. 20 at noon EST. The ceremony will take place in front of the Capitol building.
Along with the swearing in ceremony, inauguration day will also include an inaugural address, a parade and end with inaugural balls.
While most major news sites will be covering the event and providing live streams, you can also watch the inauguration online here.
Who is performing at the inauguration?
America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho will be singing the National Anthem for the president-elect, while the New York City dance troupe, The Radio City Rockettes, will be high-kicking for the crowds. However, a few dancers have reportedly refused to perform.
Spectators will also get a performance from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who will be performing at its sixth inauguration in a row.
As for who will not be performing, Celine Dion, Elton John, Garth Brooks, The Beach Boys, Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church have all reportedly turned down invites.
What will Melania Trump wear?
As incoming First Lady, all eyes will be on Michelle Obama‘s successor. While the mother-of-one has not revealed what she will be wearing, a handful of fashion designers have already refused to dress Melania.
Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Humberto Leon, Sophie Theallet and Phillip Lim are just some major designers against dressing the former model.
“I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image. And, you know, the first lady—other than the fact that I’m a Democrat and voted for Hillary and I’m very sad and disappointed that she’s not in office—but other than that, even had Hillary won, she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes,” Tom said. “They’re too expensive. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. They’re not artificially expensive. It’s how much it costs to make these things.”
However, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg and Carolina Herrera would be happy to dress the future First Lady.
Who will attend?
While there may not be celebrities, the biggest names in Washington will be on hand to see the former Celebrity Apprentice host take his oath.
Along with President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and former president Jimmy Carter will be in the stands. Members of Congress and cabinet members are also invited.
Will you be watching?