Planning your event

making a ChristingleWell planned and publicised celebrations attract the best turn out and raise the most funds for vulnerable children.

Where to get your Christingle materials

Visit our online shop to order a free event kit for your celebration, or to request items such as red tape and candles.

Champions of fair trade, Traidcraft can supply dried fruits, sweets and reusable red friendship bracelets to decorate your Christingles. Visit to find out more.

Glow Candles can be used as a safer alternative to wax candles. They are available to buy from (username: church, password: candle) or by calling 01302 771 446 quoting 'glow candles'. They cost £16.44 for 50  inc. delivery and The Glow Company UK Ltd will donate 7.5% of the purchase price to The Children's Society. 

Top tip

Giant Christingles are great to use as a demonstration. Read our guide to making your own giant Christingle.


Download this step-by-step guide to help you plan a Christingle celebration to remember.


The Children’s Society supports the most vulnerable children and young people in England, and funds raised by your Christingle celebrations help us continue this vital work.

There are many ways you can support our work through Christingle, from organising a collection to baking cakes to sell after the event. Download our fundraising hints and tips guide to get inspired.

Free resources

Fundraising materials can be ordered from our online shop, or you can download free worship resources, activity guides and much more from our resource centre.