Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next president and vice president of the United States.
Outgoing president Donald Trump said he will not be in attendance, a first for an outgoing-president in more than 150 years.
Because of the pandemic, Biden supporters have been asked to stay at home rather than attend the ceremony. The scaled-down event will have around 1,000 guests in attendance, including members of Congress. Entertainment will include performances from pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga.
Extra security, including the vetting of the security officers working at the ceremony, has been put in place following the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.