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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The Forgotten War

This year marks the 70th anniverasry since the fighting of the Korean War ended. Here at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, we want to remember the countless individuals that were impacted by the Korean war; and to do so, a few of our Korean Veterans shared their experiences with us.

David Richmond CBE - new CEO of Royal Hospital Chelsea
David Richmond CBE appointed as new CEO at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Richmond CBE as the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s new Chief Executive Officer.