Preparation Underway in Washington for 2017 Inauguration

Washington, DC – If you’re planning to attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, you should be at the bag packing stage by now.

Inaugural tickets are free, but they’re incredibly tough to get a hold of. Hotel rooms are expected to sell out, and most require a multi-night stay. Hotels along Pennsylvania Avenue are in the thousands – given the convenient location and view provided.

The swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade are outdoor events that will require a lot of walking. Local members of Congress are assisting in the distribution of tickets for the January event. It’s been 12 years since Republicans have inaugurated a president of their party.

Congressional offices will expectedly receive about 200 tickets & a number of them are limiting requests to four tickets. The deadline to request tickets is January 6.

Garth Brooks is reportedly in discussions to perform at the inauguration. Earlier this week, Brooks told TMZ “It’s always about serving. It’s what you do,” when he was asked if he would sing for Trump.

According to Quartz, protest groups have been denied permits to protest at select areas surrounding the inaugural site.

Boeing has donated $1 million to the president-elect’s inauguration, USA Today reported. This is the same donation given to President Obama’s second inauguration in 2013.

People are renting out their homes to visitors coming to see the historic swearing in ceremony nobody saw coming.