If You're Going (Crazy) . . .

Some great package deals at the inaugural

 Candlelight dinner," at Union Station, the Washington Hilton, or the National Building Museum: $2,500.

"Underwriter" package: Two tickets for a lunch banquet with the president and vice president, plus 20 tickets to one of the three candlelight dinners: $250,000.

"Sponsor" package: 10 candlelight dinner tickets, for a total of $100,000.

Bleacher seats on Pennsylvania Avenue to watch the parade: $15, $60, or $125 each.

A seat, at the Capitol's East Front, for the swearing-in: $250.

Mementos: "Medallion Collection," $1,190; silver cuff links, $95; crystal ice bucket and flute set, $84.95; crystal paperweight, $42.95; key chain, $7.95; button, $3.

Jefferson Hotel package: For $1 million, guests get 24-hour limousine service, spa treatments, his-and-her gold Presidential Rolex watches, fashions by the couture designer of choice, Tiffany diamonds, and for those interested, a trip to Chicago for a private tour of "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years," a Field Museum exhibit.

Sofitel Lafayette Square package: For $75,000, the "Don't Mess With Texas" package treats guests to a suite filled with yellow roses, and you get sterling silver spurs bearing the inaugural logo.

Black Tie and Boots gala: For as much as $1,455 per ticket, each attendee gets to be photographed on a bull. (Sorry, but this is already sold out.)

Items banned from the inaugural for security reasons: packages, bags or backpacks; vacuum bottles; coolers; food, alcohol, and other beverages; firearms, knives, or pocket tools; explosives or fireworks; umbrellas (ponchos are permitted); strollers; animals (except service animals); laser pointers; Mace or pepper spray; pole-mounted posters or signs. Signs made of cardboard, poster board, or cloth, no larger than 20 inches by 36 inches, are allowed. Cameras are allowed but not tripods or large equipment bags.


Additional reporting: Nicole Duarte and David Botti

 
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