An inaugural celebration marking Gov. Christie's second term will be held Jan. 21 at Ellis Island.

The event, announced Tuesday by the governor's Inaugural Committee, will cost $500 to attend.

About 2,000 people are expected to attend, similar to Christie's inaugural celebration in 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Christie chose Ellis Island as a symbol of "what the country represents for hope and opportunity and freedom for immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families," said committee spokesman Kevin Roberts.

Tickets are on sale at The website also accepts contributions to the committee, which state law caps at $500. Money not spent will be donated to charity, Roberts said.

Roberts said more details will be announced on the celebration, as well as a morning inaugural service and Christie's midday swearing-in at the War Memorial in Trenton.

- Maddie Hanna