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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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One of the best things about a Christingle celebration is that even if you've never held one before, you can tailor the service so that it works best for your church, school or group.

You decide if you want to Christingle in person, online, or hold a mixture of both. Last year, to help keep their communities safe a few innovative Christinglers held doorstep services and we even saw a drive through celebration!

We've made it easy to organise a service, bringing communities up and down the country together to help vulnerable young people today. Here are some step-by-step tips to help you plan your celebration:

    Planning your Christingle celebration

    • Get the date in your diary

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

    • Decide what kind of event you're going to hold

      You might want to start thinking about the type of service you're going to hold. Whether you chose to celebrate in person, go virtual or do a bit fo both, just know we'll be here to support you every step of the way.

    • Join our Christingle Organiser's Forum on Facebook

      Created for Christinglers by Christinglers. This group share helpful hints and tips to ensure you are making the most of your service.

    • Check out our Online Resources Hub in September
      We're busy creating lots of new and updated resources to ensure that you feel fully supported in holding a fun, safe and memorable Christingle this year. These won't be ready until September, so do come back then to order everything you need.

    Promote your Christingle

    'We had such a great time putting it on. It was a special time for our Wotton Churches, schools and children's groups to work together. As with all Christingle events it was great getting together too with all our friends that like to help out and work together for a common cause.' - Sharon Dove, Christingle Organiser