President BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenEx-Trump doctor turned GOP lawmaker wants Biden to take cognitive test Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic MORE looked on from the White House at a massive fireworks display as Katy Perry closed out a star-studded TV special to cap his Inauguration Day.

The 46th president and his wife could be seen gazing from a White House balcony at the immense show of lights on Wednesday evening while Perry sang her 2010 hit "Firework" during the "Celebrating America" prime-time concert. The TV special aired live across major networks, including CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.

As Perry belted out the chorus of her song, fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument.


The president put his arm around his wife as the pair both sported face masks while they looked on at the extravagant-even-for-D.C. fireworks display.

Vice President Harris, who like Biden delivered remarks earlier in the televised program, stood beside husband Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Harris highlights COVID-19 vaccination safety, efficacy in SC event to kick off tour MORE at the Lincoln Memorial to watch the spectacle.

The fireworks offered a bright and blazing wrap-up to the TV event, held instead of the traditional inaugural balls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A slew of A-listers, including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, John Legend and Jon Bon Jovi, all appeared at Biden's inaugural celebration.