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
Christmas Lights Switch-On Sat 23rd November From 14:00 Sloane Square - Main Square Free to all members of Public
Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Mon 2nd December From 11:00 Private Event Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Friends Christmas Carol Concert Mon 2nd 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 Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
The Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event Sat 7th December From 14:30 Duke of York Square, Kings Road, Sloane Square, Pavilion Road, Sloane Street Free to all members of Public
Chelsea Pensioners Christmas Carols Sun 8th December From 11:00 Pear Tree Cafe, Battersea Park Free to all members of Public
MTI Annual Christmas Fair Fri 13th December From 14:00 Margaret Thatcher Infirmary - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public
Christmas Cake Ceremony Wed 11th December From 10:00 Private Event Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Christmas Carols Service Sun 15th December From 15:00 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public (first come first served)
Chelsea Pensioners Christmas Carols Tue 17th December TBC Peter Jones, Sloane Square Free to all members of Public 
Christmas Carol Service Sun 22nd December From 11:00 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public (first come first served)
First Christmas Communion Tue 24th December From 18:00 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public (first come first served)
Festive Matins Wed 25th December From 11:00 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Free to all members of Public (first come first served)

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