Let's bring hope this Christmas
With Community Christmas, we want make sure that older people have a place to go to celebrate the festive season. In these difficult times, we know plans can change at the last minute because of covid-19, but that's no reason to lose hope and give up on the Christmas spirit.
Not everyone gets to enjoy Christmas as much as they would like. In fact, for many older people it can be a particularly lonely time.
Register an event
Register as an event organiser and add your own event to our map.
Find an event near you
Use our map and postcode search to find events near you. Click on each listing for more details about the event and organiser.
Apply to join an event
If you are over 75, please complete our online form to let us find the right event for you on Christmas Day. Please use our map for other events between 18 - 31 December
How does it work?
Community Christmas is our Christmas campaign. It aligns with our work throughout the year to help alleviate loneliness in older people through social gatherings.
Our plan this year is to:
- Encourage people to host Christmas events - and list them on our website - occuring on Christmas Day (dinner, tea and mince pies, festive drinks, etc)
- Phone calls on Christmas Day: actively match anyone aged 75 and over who will be alone with a volunteer to speak with on the day
- Encourage anyone of any age who will be alone on Christmas Day to use our website to find something in their area they can go to
For all those 75 and over who may be alone on or during Christmas, we offer the opportunity to join social gatherings throughout the year through our year-round work.
If you (or the person you are thinking of) are 75 or older and are looking for somebody to speak with on Christmas Day, please do fill out the application form here and we will be in touch to find out more.
You can also give us a call on 0800 716543.
Younger than 75
If you (or the person you are thinking of) are younger than 75 please do use our postcode search to find out what is going on in your local area. You can then get in touch with an event organiser directly.
For everyone else
Whatever your age, if you are looking for somewhere to go on December Day for some fun and friendly chat, please use our postcode search to find out what is going on in your local area and get in touch with an event directly.
If you don't have the time but are keen to help
If you don’t have the time to volunteer, or don’t know anyone to refer, and don’t need anywhere to go. Or maybe you simply want to do more? There are a number of ways you can support us.
You could make a one-off donation or regular donation here to support our work against social isolation among older people.
Itching to get involved in your local community and help raise funds whilst having fun? Check out our A-Z fundraising ideas to find the right challenge for you.
Christmas Day used to be such a sad, miserable time for me. Now, I could smile all day and enjoy other people’s company.