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The Christmas Garden Concept

Christmas Garden is a complex audiovisual open-air production that takes place between mid-November and early January in venues that are predominantly listed buildings, some of which are UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Impressive architecture, the peacefulnes of nature and technically sophisticated light art are combined with specially composed music and acoustic worlds. An approximately two-kilometre-long circular path leads visitors through a world of inspiration with numerous installations created by outstanding artists.

Christmas Garden celebrated its premiere in Berlin in 2016 and was a surprise success. In the past 2021 season, the event format was presented at eighteen locations in four countries, despite all the difficulties that the pandemic brings for organisers. In addition to the ten events in Germany such as Berlin, Cologne or Stuttgart, these included, for example, the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau in Barcelona, the Jardín Botánico – Histórico La Concepción in Málaga, the Jardins de Vivers in València, the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris, Windsor Great Park near London, Kenwood House in London or also the Trentham Estate near Newcastle. Around 1.9 million people visited the Christmassy illuminated and most beautiful parks and gardens in Germany, France, Great Britain and Spain.

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH

The Christmas Gardens of all German and foreign locations are in-house productions of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (CGD). This company was founded in 2018 and belongs to the DEAG-Group, the Deutschen Entertainment AG.
In order to transform the impressive parks, zoos and gardens into sparkling winter landscapes during the winter months, the Christmas Garden team works throughout the year to design convincing and new creative concepts and to realise them together with all partners.

DEAG officially opened its brand new, state-of-the-art office for the team, creatives and artists as well as for friends and business partners on 11 May 2022. The success and recent growth of the event format has led to an ever-increasing need for space. The space in the DEAG headquarters at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz became scarce, so we are delighted to have found a bright and spacious location for the young company founded in 2018. Directly at Greisdreieck Park, right on the border of Schöneberg and Kreuzberg, an open and modern place for creativity and flexible teamwork has been created.

The Team

A team of over 300 internal and external employees ensures the annual improvements, implementation and expansion of the concept.

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH – Producer of the event and the brand

Realization Christmas Garden Berlin, Dresden & Weihnachten im Tierpark

Sebastian Stein

Sebastian Stein

Managing Director

Christian Diekmann

Christian Diekmann

Managing Director

COO (DEAG)

Isabel Kruppke

Isabel Kruppke

Head of Operations & Project Manager

Alice Paul-Lunow

Alice Paul-Lunow

Research Creativity, Competition & Business Development

Anika Donner

Anika Donner

Head of Marketing

Florian Denks

Florian Denks

Project & Marketing Manager

Ute Hafermalz

Ute Hafermalz

Senior Projektmanager

Local Promoter Berlin & Dresden

Oliver Zietzke

Oliver Zietzke

Project Manager Event

Jessica Baroni

Jessica Baroni

Project Manager Event

Klemens Wiese

Klemens Wiese

Project Manager Event

Margareta Humbert

Margareta Humbert

Manager Team, Marketing & PR Content

Fabian Wehr

Fabian Wehr

Technical Manager

Matthias Schwarze

Matthias Schwarze

Chief Logistics Manager

(Concert Concept GmbH)

Dunja Rogalinski

Dunja Rogalinski

Online Marketing Manager

(DEAG)

Max Schwenkow

Max Schwenkow

Graphic Designer

(DEAG)

Cathleen Lösche

Cathleen Lösche

Manager Ticketing

(Concert Concept GmbH)

Jule Steinfath

Jule Steinfath

Graphic Designer

(DEAG)

Helene Biebinger

Helene Biebinger

Graphic Designer

(DEAG)

Julian Schleiminger

Julian Schleiminger

Graphic Designer

(DEAG)

Kristin Aßmann

Kristin Aßmann

Graphic Designer

(DEAG)

Margot Schwindenhammer

Margot Schwindenhammer

Public Relations

(Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)

Daniel Voigt

Daniel Voigt

Public Relations

(Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)

Handwerker promotion e.GmbH – Realization Christmas Garden Köln, Münster, Barcelona

Fred Handwerker

Fred Handwerker

Managing Director

Patricia Wieczorek

Patricia Wieczorek

Manager PR & Marketing

Patricia Harms

Patricia Harms

Manager PR & Marketing

Johanna Holthöwer

Johanna Holthöwer

Head of Projekt Management

Valerie Wismann

Valerie Wismann

Projekt Manager

C² Concerts GmbH – Realization Christmas Garden Insel Mainau, Hannover, Stuttgart

Christian Doll

Christian Doll

Managing Director

Melanie Becker

Melanie Becker

Project Manager

Kim Molzer

Kim Molzer

Project Aassistent

Leonard Goth

Leonard Goth

Marketing Manager

Tina Schübelin

Tina Schübelin

Manager Ticketing

iMotion GmbH – Realization Christmas Garden Koblenz

Oliver Vordemvenne

Oliver Vordemvenne

Managing Director

Rebecca Stuffer

Rebecca Stuffer

Head of Marketing

Svenja Heinemann

Svenja Heinemann

PR Manager

Rhein Main Concerts GmbH – Realization Christmas Garden Frankfurt

Oliver Hoppe

Oliver Hoppe

Managing Director

Fred Handwerker

Fred Handwerker

Managing Director

Florian Trometer

Florian Trometer

Project Manager

Silke Badeck

Silke Badeck

Project Manager

Tobias Dietermann

Tobias Dietermann

PR & Marketing Manager

Jacqueline Dahlke

Jacqueline Dahlke

PR & Marketing Manager

Torsten Meier

Torsten Meier

Technical Supervisor

Andreas Heck

Andreas Heck

Manager Ticketing

Marc Lemgen

Marc Lemgen

Technical Manager

Alexander Gockel

Alexander Gockel

Technical Manager

PROACTIV S.L. – Realization Els Llums de Sant Pau in Barcelona

Horacio Renna

Horacio Renna

Founder & CEO

Nicolás Renna

Nicolás Renna

Managing Director

Xavier Sànchez

Xavier Sànchez

Project Manager

Luciana Forte

Luciana Forte

Senior Marketing Manager

Pol Larrea

Pol Larrea

Digital Marketing Manager

Fran Campaña

Fran Campaña

Ticketing Manager

Héctor Sánchez

Héctor Sánchez

Creative Producer

Yndira Escobar

Yndira Escobar

Graphic Designer

Kilimanjaro Live Group – Realization Christmas at Trentham, Kenwood, Wollaton

Stuart Galbraith

Stuart Galbraith

Founder & CEO

Lucy Levitt

Lucy Levitt

Head of Business Development

Simon Skelt

Simon Skelt

Event Manager

Zan Lawther

Zan Lawther

Event & Production Coordinator

Rosie Barker

Rosie Barker

Partnerships & Hospitality Manager

Ginette Sinnott

Ginette Sinnott

Group Head of Marketing

Liam Hogan

Liam Hogan

Campaign Manager

Lucia Clift

Lucia Clift

Customer Services

Greg Norrington

Greg Norrington

Executive Support