Our special Christmas portal is a twinkling showcase of festive joy, bringing together all you need to make this season truly memorable. From the unique and heartwarming traditions that hallmark our celebrations, to an array of enchanting events sure to spread cheer.

Explore our curated list of Christmas events, some of which are open to the public to attend, discover the distinctive traditions that make a Royal Hospital Chelsea Christmas so extraordinary, and find the perfect gifts in our shop, each with a story to tell and, with every purchase, support the Chelsea Pensioners at the same time.

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King's Birthday Honours 2024
Royal Hospital Model of Care recognised in two awards at King’s Birthday Honours

The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s model of care for older veterans has been recognised through awards for two members of staff in The King's Birthday Honours list this year.

Pat Mcgurk
The Chelsea Pensioner who drove everyone from the SAS to popstars and a princess

Pat McGurk joined the Army at 17 and never looked back. As a driver in the Royal Corps of Transport, he worked with close protection and the SAS, before driving dignitaries, VIPs and royalty.