The Vatican’s Christmas Tree

A 100-foot tall fir tree from Italy’s South Tyrol was put into place in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. The Christmas tree will be decorated with 2,000 balls and officially lit on the afternoon of Dec. 14th. There’s also a life-size nativity scene in place in the square.


Hundreds of people gather in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Eve as midnight mass takes place inside the Basilica. If you plan ahead, you can get tickets to attend the mass inside.