Christmas at the Royal Hospital Chelsea is a truly magical occasion with both the Chelsea Pensioners and staff taking part in a number of seasonal traditions. 

Our brand-new Christmas portal will keep you up to date with all the festive news from around the Royal Hospital, explain some of the wonderful traditions which take place each year and provide you with details of Christmas events going on at the Hospital and nearby.

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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Founder's Day Parade 2020
Founder's Day 2020

The historic Founder’s Day Parade is the most important event of the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s normally busy events schedule. Ordinarily the Hospital’s grounds team are busy tidying up following the thousands of visitors from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and following Founder’s Day, preparations would be underway for for the Live at Chelsea music concerts.

Staff Nurse - Beata wearing a facemask
International Nurses' Day 2020

12 May is the International Day of the Nurse where people all over the world recognise the important role of nurses in their communities. On this day we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.

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