Here is how events are unfolding.
Trump remained out of sight in the White House on Tuesday with a bare announced schedule.
But it will be staged before a socially distanced audience in a city that is locked down because of threats of potential domestic terrorism after the attack on the U.S. Capitol and the pandemic.
The threat of violent protests from election-denying Trump supporters and the presence of 20,000 National Guard troops will keep anyone from forgetting Trump's turbulent leadership, or lack thereof. They are now under investigation.
"We will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday", de Blasio told a news conference.
Following Biden's brief remarks, which included a call to remember the fallen, came a rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" by the gospel singer Yolanda Adams. But Ossoff and Warnock can not join the chamber until Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certifies the final vote tally. Biden plans to take his oath of office on top of a family Bible that will be held by his wife, Jill Biden.
In her new role as vice president, Ms Harris will serve as president of the Senate and cast tie-breaking votes.
US President-elect Joseph R Biden will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on the US Capitol's West Front as per tradition.
The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Tuesday (local time), the eve of inauguration day. The nomination was sent to Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will also participate in the day of service. But the party still needs Sens. -elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia to be certified as victors in their January 5 elections and then be sworn in.
But the party still needs senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of the USA state of Georgia to be certified as victors in their January 5 elections and then be sworn in.
Shawn Perkins paints a mural of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony in Washington. After being sworn in as vice president, Harris will be just a heartbeat away from the presidency if anything happens to 78-year-old Biden.
Instead of an in-person parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, Mr. Biden's inaugural committee on Monday provided details about a virtual "Parade Across America" that will start at 3:15 Wednesday afternoon after Mr. Biden's swearing-in. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and numerous leaders they have nominated to serve in their administration have demonstrated their readiness to champion these priorities and address the systemic challenges facing the Black community to ensure our economic recovery and growth is truly inclusive.
The third eventful Wednesday of 2021 will ultimately see Biden and Harris be inaugurated in a divided and fearful U.S. capital. She would be the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate, if approved.
Since the wee hours of November 8th, President Trump has declined to accept the electoral outcome and through social media, legal challenges and concerns raised by many members of his Republican Party, he has sought to challenge the validity of the democratic will of the American people.