Workers put up the Vatican Christmas Tree in the early hours of Monday, November 30, in St. Peter’s Square.
The tree is a 30-meter-high red spruce that weighs seven tons and was provided by the city of Kočevje in Slovenia.
The tree will be accompanied by the nativity scene, which is being provided by the town of Castelli.
The nativity scene will include ceramic statues and the full display will be inaugurated on December 11.
On the day of the lighting ceremony a delegation from Castelli and Kočevje will meet Pope Francis. (AP)