Christmas is one of the bigger holidays on the Italian calendar, and one of the most popular spots to be at Christmas is in Vatican City. Even if you’re not Catholic, being in St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s traditional midnight mass is something to behold. Not a night owl? On Christmas Day the Pope delivers his Christmas message from his balcony overlooking the square. You aren’t the only one with the brilliant idea of going to Vatican City for Christmas, however, so here are some things to know before you go.