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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Chelsea Pensioners in scarlet coat and Royal Gurkhas stood together
Chelsea Pensioners join the Liberation of Guernsey

This month marked the 79th anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey. A group of 10 Chelsea Pensioners and serving soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles visited the channel island to mark the occassion. 

Three Chelsea pensioners, two stood behind a bench and one sitting surrounded by red roses in pots
Introducing the Chelsea Pensioner Rose - 'every garden should have one'

A stunning new rose celebrating the Chelsea Pensioners was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. Exclusively grown by Harkness Roses for the Royal Hospital, the radiant, resilient Chelsea Pensioner Rose is an asset to any garden. And every rose sold helps support the iconic Army veterans it’s named for.