The Best Christmas Events And Activities In Chelsea

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The countdown to Christmas is here and there is no better place in London to get into the festive spirit than Chelsea. From the gourmet Christmas market at Duke of Your Square to festive pop-ups and magical Christmas lights, here’s our guide to making Christmas memories this year in Chelsea.

Jo Malone London festive collection

Thursday 8th November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm – Festive Cocktails and Shopping at Jo Malone London

Join Jo Malone London to celebrate the season in sparkling style with festive cocktails* created by Hawksmoor Knightsbridge and homemade mince pies served while you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list. For more information call the Sloane Street boutique on 0370 192 5121.

Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.

Friday 16th November – Sunday 18th November – Glittering Gift Boxes at Jo Malone London

Join Jo Malone London to celebrate the season in sparkling style with festive fizz* and homemade mince pies on offer as you add a dazzling glitter declaration for a finishing touch to classic gift boxes. For more information call the Sloane Street boutique on 0370 192 5121.

Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.

Christmas lights on Sloane Square

Saturday 17th November, 2pm – 5pm – Chelsea Christmas Lights Switch-On

Expect a whole of host of activity and entertainment as Chelsea once again becomes the sparkling heart of London’s festivities. From 2pm – 5pm, on the stage at Sloane Square, there will be carol singers as well as performers across the neighbourhood for the whole family to enjoy. Keep an eye out for Santa and his friends, including real reindeer on Duke of York Square.

Head to Sloane Square for the official switch-on at 5pm, as the festive season makes a sparkling start with glittering lights twinkle to life on Sloane Street, Pavilion Road, Duke of York Square and the King’s Road. Once again, Santa and a ‘special helper’ – a local child nominated by their friends or family and in particular need of a Christmas treat – will be turning on the Christmas Lights.

Mulled wine at the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair
Mulled wine at the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair (image Hannah Pemberton via Unsplash)

Saturday 24th November 10am – 5pm, Sunday 25th November 10am – 4pm – Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair returns to Chelsea Physic Garden, with over 100 stands selling gifts and produce from the finest British suppliers. You’ll discover a range of unique presents, many with a botanical twist, and there’ll be present-wrapping masterclasses with Jane Means, so your precious gift can be dressed up in the glorious packaging it deserves.

As you shop, indulge in warming winter herbal lattes or a generous helping of reviving mulled wine, and there will be seasonal refreshments on hand to fortify you should you wish to join in a bout of carol singing. There will be lots going on for children, plus Father Christmas will be on hand to sort out the naughty and the nice

Tickets £6:
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HS.

Christmas wreath-making with Jane Packer at Peter Jones

Thursday November 29th, 5pm – 7pm – Wreath Making Workshop With Jane Packer at Peter Jones

Join the floristry experts from Jane Packer for a wreath-making workshop at Peter Jones. Use pinecones, cinnamon, dried fruits and waxed apples to embellish fresh pine wreaths, ready to be taken away and proudly displayed on your own front door. For further information please email

Tickets £80: or by calling 02078816470.
Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL.

Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event
Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event

Saturday 1st December – Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event

Soak up the festive atmosphere on Sloane Street as stores, restaurants and bars offer exclusive offers, treats and surprises throughout the day, making this the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones. Festive entertainment will bring joy to shoppers from Pavilion Road to Duke of York Square and Sloane Street, and there’ll be complimentary horse and carriage rides, wreath-making classes, roast chestnuts and mulled wine aplenty.

At Duke of York Square, the annual festive edition of its gourmet market will return, offering seasonal fine delicacies from artisan traders, while Father Christmas is expected to appear in the neighbourhood, doing his own bit of Christmas shopping. A full map of activity will be published in early November at

Saturday 1st December, 12pm – 4pm – Festive Floral Centrepiece Masterclass with Jo Malone London

As part of the Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event, join Jo Malone London to create your very own dazzling floral centrepiece with the help of expert florist Wild Things Flowers. There will be festive fizz* and homemade mince pies to enjoy as you craft your floral creation, which would make the perfect accessory for a Jo Malone London candle. A booking fee of £25 is required to reserve your place (redeemable with any purchase), and each class is roughly 60 minutes long.

For more information or to book your place please call the Jo Malone London Sloane Street boutique on 0370 192 5121.
Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.

A selection of gifts available at the Boutique 1 gifting pop-up

Late November – December 31st – Boutique 1 Christmas Gifting Pop-Up

Head to Boutique 1 for a special Christmas gifting pop-up with great gift ideas for the most fashionable people in your life. The pop-up will showcase a range of accessories, jewellery, homewares and lifestyle gifts from new and existing brands at Boutique 1 including ATP Atelier, Bella Freud, Beads and Specs, Claus Porto, Charlotte Simone and Kate Cate

Boutique 1 , 127/128 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AS.

Sunday 2nd December – Gifting Consultations At Jo Malone London

Ask the experts at Jo Malone London to help you find the perfect gift, then enjoy a glass of festive fizz* and a mince pie as their initials are applied in a glittering gold for the perfect finishing touch. For more information or to book your place please call the Jo Malone London Sloane Street boutique on 0370 192 5121.

Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.

Childline's Merry Little Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street

Thursday 6th December, 7:15pm – Childline’s Merry Little Christmas Concert, Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street

Help raise much-needed funds for Childline, the confidential 24-hour counselling service for children and young people, at Childline’s Merry Little Christmas Concert. Sing along to traditional Christmas carols and enjoy a festive evening filled with celebrity readings and spectacular musical performances, and receive a festive treat from Lindt. On the night there will also be the chance to win prizes in a Cracker Raffle and bid for incredible items in an online auction.

Tickets from £35 (£10 for children):
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ.

Saturday 8th December, 2pm – 6pm – Jo Malone London Complimentary Engraving

Add a thoughtful touch to gifts with complimentary engraving** of gifts purchased at the Sloane Street boutique. Explore limited edition Christmas fragrances and enjoy a glass of bubbles* and mince pies as you shop. For more information call the Sloane Street boutique on 0370 192 5121.

Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.
**A maximum of 3 characters per item

Carols by Candlelight at Cadogan Hall

Wednesday 12th December 7:30pm – 10:30pm – Carols by Candlelight at Cadogan Hall

Settle in for a sublime concert of carols and festive classics, staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. Even the Scroogiest of hearts will be warmed by the Christmas spirit evoked by pieces such as Cullen’s Joy To The World, Handel’s Messiah, and classic carols for all including Good King Wenceslas, O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. For more festive events at Cadogan Hall, including The Rat Pack at Christmas, visit

Tickets from £24.50:
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ.

*Customers must be over the age of 18

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