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 20th November From 14:00 Sloane Square - Main Square Free to all members of Public
Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Tue 30th November From 11:00 Private Event Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Friends Christmas Carol Concert Wed 1st December From 18:30 Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea Ticketed event for Friends of the Royal Hospital
Chelsea Pensioner Choir - Singing Christmas Carols Wed 1st December From 18:30 Cadogan Arms, Kings Road Free to all members of Public
Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses Fri 3rd December From 10:00 Private Event Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Chelsea Pensioner Choir - Singing Christmas Carols Sun 5th December From 14:00 Pear Tree Cafe, Battersea Park Free to all members of Public
Christmas Cake Ceremony Wed 8th December From 10:00 Private Event Private Event for Pensioners & Staff
Chelsea Pensioner Choir - Singing Christmas Carols Wed 15th December From 15:00 Peter Jones, Sloane Square Free to all members of Public
Christmas Carol Service Sun 19th December From 15:00  Private Event Sorry this is now a private event. Learn More
First Christmas Communion Tue 24th December From 18:00 Private Event Sorry this is now a private event. Learn More
Festive Matins Wed 25th December From 11:00 Private Event Sorry this is now a private event. Learn More

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Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

Remembrance 2021
The Chelsea Pensioners remember

After the restrictions last year, the Royal Hospital today commemorated Remembrance with a Drumhead Ceremony on figure court.

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