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Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican: How to Get Tickets

Christmas is a magical time of year by itself.  If you add Italy to that mix, it becomes a fairytale. While the Eternal City offers an eternal list of festive celebrations, seeing the Pope present his Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican is at the top. 

Regardless of religion, it is a special occasion that spreads unity and peace.  Not to mention, you see Pope Francis deliver the most arguably watched mass in the world. All things considered, that’s a pretty rock star Christmas, am I right? Here is everything you need to know about seeing the 2017 Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican.

Christmas Eve Mass

The Christmas Eve “Midnight” Mass- AKA the “Super Bowl of Italy is on December 24th  2017 at 9:15 pm.

Where is it?

The Christmas Eve Mass is traditionally celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica.  For those who didn’t get tickets, join the masses outside in St Peter’s Square for a live televised version. Arrive early for both situations as it gets crowded!


How to get tickets?

All tickets are free.  I repeat, FREE.  But, there is a, let’s say entertaining, process in which to obtain these hot items…

Other Papal Ceremonies

If Christmas Eve isn’t the cards for you, fear not! There are many other opportunities to see the Pope and walk away with the experience of a lifetime.

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Up next: Plan your unforgettable Christmas in Italy with this cheat sheet. Our Travel Experts are here to help you plan every step of the way should you run into any bumps.

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