What is Christingle?

Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope.

Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with sweets, with a candle on the top. 

The lit candle creates a warm, magical glow symbolising the light of Christ and bringing hope to people living in darkness.

Christingles are homemade using oranges and a few other bits. 

Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story.

Click on each element of the Christingle to learn the special meaning.

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