The holiday season in Rome officially starts December 8th (the day of the immaculate conception) and ends on January 6th (the epiphany). With Rome’s close connection to Christ and its claim of being the place where Christmas celebrations first originated, can you think of a better place to spend your Christmas?
Everywhere you go in Rome during the festive period you will be reminded of exactly what Christmas is all about. For example, elaborate nativity scenes can be found in Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Euclide and Santa Maria Maggiore. With a life size nativity scene set up in Piazza Navona, where Christmas markets have previously been held.
While Rome offers a variety of celebrations during Christmas, seeing the Pope deliver the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican is THE best experience of them all. This takes place on December 24th at 9:15pm and is traditionally celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. All tickets are free, but you’ll need to plan ahead as thousands of people attend.
If you do not manage to get tickets, fear not! On Christmas day you can see the Pope at the Urbi et Orbi, St. Peters Square, and no tickets are required.
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