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How to Make a Christingle

Celebrate Jesus' birth in style

Have you heard Jesus described as 'the Light of the World'? Christians believe that God sent Jesus into the world so that people could enjoy a restored relationship with him.

Jesus himself said:

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Jesus offers spiritual freedom to people who choose to follow him, they no longer need to be in spiritual darkness.

To celebrate Jesus' impending birth, and the light that he brings to the world, some Christians make a Christingle for use during the time of Advent.



The parts of the Christingle are symbolic of the event of Jesus entering the world, with all it means for humanity.

  • The orange represents the world
  • A candle in the centre of the orange represents Jesus Christ as the Light of the World
  • A red ribbon wrapped around the orange represents the blood of Christ which would be shed thirty-three years later on the cross.
  • Dried fruits and/or sweets on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange represent the fruits of the earth and the four seasons.


Watch the video to discover how to make a Christingle, then download the Make a Christingle worksheet to make one yourself.