After an unusual year for us all in 2020, we're hoping that 2021 will see many of the Christmas traditions return to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Though there will still be some restrictions in place due to the new Omicron variant.

Our Christmas portal will keep you up to date with all the festive news from around the Royal Hospital and explain some of the wonderful traditions which take place each year.We also have a number of Christmas gift ideas on our new-look online shop, where you can now purchase a range of gift cards, ideal for those tricky-to-buy-for loved ones.

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Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

Remembrance 2021
The Chelsea Pensioners remember

After the restrictions last year, the Royal Hospital today commemorated Remembrance with a Drumhead Ceremony on figure court.


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