The swearing-in ceremony will be at 11 a.m., the reception at 4 p.m.
The 72-year-old former governor, confronting a budget deficit he has estimated could be $28 billion over the next 18 months, said this month he was planning "something elegant but modest" for the inauguration.
For his first inauguration, in 1975, Brown attended a prayer breakfast, gave one of the shortest inaugural addresses in state history and ate dinner, unannounced, at a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles.
His second inaugural, in 1979, was similarly reserved.
PHOTO CREDIT: Gov.-elect Jerry Brown says a few words for his father, Edmund G. Brown, who was inducted during the annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, in Sacramento. Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee