The festivities for Mayor-elect Greg Fischer’s inauguration begin at 7:30 Monday morning.

To celebrate Fischer’s inauguration, there will be a breakfast, prayer service, parade and formal gala. Katy Schneider helped plan the breakfast. She says there’s quaite a bit more fanfare this year than for previous inaugurations.

“They wanted to make it incredibly special,” she says. “He will be our 50th Mayor. It’s new leadership in this city and it’s really exciting, so they felt like they wanted to do something really, really special.”

All of the events will cost about $150 thousand . They will be paid for through donations and the proceeds from ticket sales for the gala. Except for the gala, all of the day’s events are free, but tickets to the gala and breakfast are no longer available, due to high demand.