Planning your Christingle celebration

Let’s help you start planning your brightest Christingle this year, so you can shine the light for children and young people.

Planning your Christingle celebration

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Whether you’re a first time Christingler or seasoned organiser, we’re here to help you with your planning. We want to help make your event as memorable as possible.

We know the Coronavirus pandemic may affect how you hold your Christingle celebration this year. But don't fret. You can choose to hold an online service instead. As long as the candles are lit and the light shines bright, the message of Christ will continue to glow.  

Here are some helpful step-by-step tips for planning your celebration.

    Planning your Christingle celebration

    • Decide on what kind of service you’re going to hold

      This year, we understand that many Christingle services may not take place in the way that they normally do. If you’re worried about holding a celebration with lots of people in a church or school, you can always light up computer screens and hold a virtual service with your group. Check out our virtual Christingle guide to help you make the most of going virtual.

    • Get the date in your diary

      Christingle services usually take place between Advent (four weeks before Christmas) and Candlemas (2 February), with Christmas Eve the most popular time to celebrate.

    • Think about how you’re going to fundraise

      Christingle is such an important time for us as it helps raise a lot of money in support of children and young people living in the darkest situations. We’ve made fundraising really simple this year - see how you can join in and raise money.

    Order your resources

    Promote your Christingle

    • Let people know

      Now it’s time to let people know all about your Christingle service! If you’ve registered your service and are happy for us to include your celebration on our website, then great. You can also order our invitation poster to put up in your church, school or community hall for people to see. Plus, we have a handy promotion pack to help you spread the word.

    • Celebrate your Christingle

      Watch your Christingle come to life! Always be aware of safety before your service – download our helpful safety tips poster which should be displayed during your celebration. Make sure you follow government guidelines on staying safe in public and social distance where you can.

    • Pay in the incredible money raised

      Once your Christingle celebration is over please pay in your collections so they can make a difference to children and young people right away. Unless you have requested us not to, we will send a thank you confirmation once we have received your donation. Please remember to include your contact information, along with the details of your service.