ABC News Guide to the Inauguration

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president continues through the early hours of Wednesday morning as celebrants dance the night away at inaugural balls.

Below is a schedule of official events and information on how you can tune in to see the historic happenings on ABC News and

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Highlights: President-elect Obama's Inauguration Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Tune in to ABC News and for full coverage of these events.

8:45 a.m. ET: Obamas attend a private service at St. John's Episcopal Church
10:00 a.m. ET: Obama meets with President Bush at the White House for coffee, together they travel to the Capitol for inauguration ceremony.
11:30 a.m. ET: Official inaugural ceremony begins.
12:00 p.m. ET: Obama is sworn in as president and delivers inaugural address. (Read the transcript of Obama's full speech!)

1:00 p.m. ET: President Obama and Vice President Biden attend luncheon at the Capitol
1:30 p.m. ET: President Bush Depart Washington DC
2:30 p.m. ET: Inaugural parade begins, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama join inaugural motorcade.
8:00 p.m. ET: Obamas host first-ever Neighborhood Ball at the Convention Center, the premiere event of inauguration evening, broadcast exclusively by ABC and including live coverage of the President and First Lady's first dance of the night and President-elect Obama's initial speech of the evening, alongside performances and appearances by some of the nation's top recording artists and stars.

Over the course of the evening and into the night, the president and first lady will make stops at ten official inaugural balls across Washington, D.C.

Neighborhood Ball at the Convention Center
Obama Home State Ball at the Convention Center
Biden Home State Ball at the Convention Center
Mid Atlantic Ball at the Convention Center
Western and Southwestern Regional Ball at the Convention Center
Midwest Regional Ball at the Convention Center
Commander in Chief Ball at the National Building Museum
Youth Ball at the Washington Hilton
New England Ball at Union Station
Southern Regional Ball at DC Armory

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