Welcome the public to attend Youngkin’s inauguration on January 15


Youngkin’s inauguration on January 15 and a parade that follows is open to the public. People are also invited to an open house at the Executive Mansion on January 16.

RICHMOND, Virginia – A transition of governorship in the Commonwealth of Virginia is fast approaching. Republican Glenn Youngkin will be sworn in as the 74th governor of Virginia on Jan.15 and the festivities will last for three days.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the inaugural weekend’s schedule. AP reports that the celebration “will include a mix of high value-added events and other functions open to the public.”

Youngkin will be sworn in with Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares at noon on Saturday, Jan.15 on the steps of the State Capitol in Richmond. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

The Virginia Department of General Services has announced that Capitol Square will close for a week starting at 9 p.m. Sunday to prepare for the ceremony. It reopens at 6 a.m. on Sunday January 16.

The Younkin Inaugural Committee website lists a whole weekend of festivities, most of which are exclusive to holders of tickets that are no longer available to the public.

The theme of Younkin’s inauguration is “Strengthening the Spirit of Virginia Together”.

Youngkin and his wife Suzanne Youngkin explained the theme in a statement: “The theme of the opening weekend celebrates the spirit of Virginia, linked to a rich history, but an even more exciting future as Virginians come together. to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family. “

The future First Lady of the Commonwealth kicks off the inaugural events with “Spirit of Sisterhood” tea at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. After tea, AP reports that there will be a reception at a downtown hotel in the early evening, which the inaugural committee calls “Spirit of Virginia Welcome Reception.”

Buyers of Friday night tickets – which cost $ 10,000, according to AP – can go to a “Spirit of Imagination Dinner” candlelit black tie at the Science Museum of Virginia.

“Anticipate impromptu and scheduled performances by artists and musicians from across the Commonwealth and enjoy an intimate evening with Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin and Suzanne Youngkin,” says the program obtained by AP.

On Saturday morning, prior to the dedication ceremony, there will be a “Spirit of Faith Prayer Breakfast” at the Jefferson Hotel which requires a $ 50 ticket to attend.

A “Spirit of Community Inaugural Parade” follows Youngkin’s swearing-in ceremony. The inaugural committee’s website says it will feature multiple groups across Virginia and is open to the public.

“Parade attendees will parade through Capitol Square and attendees will have a front row seat to see the great people who embody the spirit of Virginia,” the website says.

Following the grand opening and parade, there will be a ticket-only “Spirit of Celebration” which AP says will take place “in an event space in the city center adjacent to a working train station”. Attendees will have paid $ 200 for their admission tickets and the program, according to AP, says it will feature a “soon-to-be announced Grammy-winning national artist.”

The festivities end on Sunday with an “open door to the spirit of conviviality” which the public is also invited to attend. Youngkin’s inaugural website did not say what time the open house would begin, but it does indicate more details are to come.

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