The Chelsea Pensioners attend a variety of Christmas events each year, a number of which are available for members of the public to attend. Below, we provide a handy list of Christmas events coming up this year.

Event Date Time Location Availability
Pensioners Singing in Sloane Square Sat 1st December From 11:00 Sloane Square Station & Duke of York Square Free to all members of Public
Pensioners Singing at Battersea Park Christmas Market Sun 2nd December From 11:45 Battersea Park - Outside Pear Tree Café Free to all members of Public
Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Mon 3rd December From 11:00   Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Friends Christmas Carol Concert Mon 3rd December From 18:30 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Ticketed event for Friends of the Royal Hospital
Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses Wed 4th December From 10:00   Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Shepherd Market Christmas Party Thu 6th December From 17:30 Shepherd Market - Mayfair. W1J 7QU Free to all members of Public
MTI Annual Christmas Fair Sat 8th December From 14:00 Margaret Thatcher Infirmary - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public
Pensioners Singing in Sloane Square Fri 21st December From 15:00 Sloane Square - Inside Peter Jones Department Store Free to all members of Public
Christmas Carol Service Sun 23rd December From 17:15 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Ticketed event available to all (Sold Out)
First Christmas Communion Mon 24th December From 18:00 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Ticketed event available to all (Click here)

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Chelsea Pensioner pictured Dairy UK Chair Paul Vernon, the Governor of the Royal Hospital and the ceremonial cheese
Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK take part in the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses

A festive tradition dating back to the opening of the Royal Hospital in 1692 – today Dairy UK donated over 270kg of British cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners to tide them over the festive period.

Christmas Pudding
Festivities begin with the stirring of the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas period officially got underway today at the Royal Hospital, as the Chelsea Pensioners took part in the tradition of stirring in the ingredients for the Christmas pudding.

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