About us

We transform parks, zoos and gardens into sparkling winter wonderlands

The company

The Christmas Gardens at 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, DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG. CGD is the producer of the event and owner of the "Christmas Garden" brand .

The concept

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

The history

In 2016, the Christmas Garden celebrated its premiere in Berlin and experienced a surprise success. In 2022, the event format was presented at 19 locations in six countries: In addition to ten events in Germany, these included the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau in Barcelona, the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris, and Windsor Great Park near London. Around 1.9 million people visited the Christmas illuminated parks and gardens in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, the UK and Spain.

Space for creativity

DEAG opened the brand new state-of-the-art office for the Christmas Garden team and its artists, friends and business partners on May 11, 2022. The success and rapid growth of the event format led to a steadily increasing need for space, so that the premises at the DEAG headquarters on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz became too small.
At Greisdreieck Park - directly on the border of Schöneberg and Kreuzberg - an open and modern space for creativity and flexible teamwork was created.

Winner of the LEA Live Entertainment Award

On June 22, 2022, the event industry celebrated the 15th Live Entertainment Awards (LEA) in the Festhalle Frankfurt with many prominent guests from all areas of the cultural industry. As an event series running over a longer period of time, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH won the LEA Award for the "En Suite Event of the Year 2020/2021". Also honored were local partners C2 Concerts, Hannover Concerts, I-Motion, Rhein Main Concerts and Handwerker Promotion.

The team

More than 300 internal and external employees are responsible for the implementation, optimisation and expansion of the concept.

Sebastian Stein

Managing Director

Christian Diekmann

Managing Director & Board of DEAG

Ulrike Krüger

Management Assistance & Office Management

Isabel Kruppke

Head of Operations & Project Manager

Alice Paul-Lunow

Research Creativity, Competition & Business Development Manager

Anika Donner

Head of Marketing

Florian Denks

Project & Marketing Manager

Laura Ann Ahrens

Online Marketing Manager

Elisabeth Jäckel

Social Media Manager

Ute Hafermalz

Project Manager & Local Promoter Berlin/Dresden

Oliver Zietzke

Project Manager & Local Promoter Berlin/Dresden

Celia Mutz

Project Manager & Local Promoter Berlin/Dresden

Jessica Baroni

Project Manager

Klemens Wiese

Project Manager

Nina Grieb

Project Manager

Margareta Humbert

Team Manager, Marketing & PR Content

Kathleen Müller

Project Assistant

Dominik Schneider

Project Assistant
Manager Ticketing & Customer Service

Matthias Stephan

Manager Ticketing & Customer Service

Fabian Wehr

Technical Manager

Matthias Schwarze

Chief Logistics Manager (Concert Concept GmbH)

Max Schwenkow

Graphic Designer (DEAG)

Jule Steinfahrt

Graphic Designer (DEAG)

Kristin Aßmann

Graphic Designer (DEAG)

Julian Schleiminger

Graphic Designer (DEAG)

Helene Biebinger

Graphic Designer (DEAG)

Margot Schwindenhammer

Manager, PR & Public Relations (Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)

Daniel Voigt

Manager, PR & Public Relations (Van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co KG)

Local partners

The following local partners are responsible for the successful implementation of the Christmas Garden events at the respective locations.

Implementation of Christmas Garden Berlin, Dresden & Christmas in the Tierpark

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH is the producer of all events and owner of the "Christmas Garden" brand. It is responsible for the local implementation of the Christmas Garden Berlin, Dresden and Christmas in the Tierpark events.

Implementation Christmas Garden Hanover, Mainau Island & Stuttgart

C² CONCERTS GmbH organises around 350 events a year throughout Germany and acts as a local promoter for concerts and events of various genres in southern Germany. C² CONCERTS GmbH has been organising the Christmas Garden events in southern Germany since 2018.

Implementation of Christmas Garden Koblenz

I-Motion GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of electronic music events. The core business is the planning, organisation and realisation of music festivals with up to 200,000 visitors annually. With NATURE ONE, I-Motion organises one of the largest, oldest and best-known festivals in Europe. Since 2020, I-Motion GmbH has organised Christmas Garden Koblenz.

Implementation of Christmas Garden Köln & Münster

handwerker promotion e. gmbh stands for the successful planning, organisation and implementation of concerts and tours of all genres and sizes in North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 2019, handwerker promotion e.GmbH has been organising the Christmas Garden events in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Implementation of Christmas Garden Frankfurt

FOH Rhein Main Concerts GmbH is a local promoter in the Rhine-Main area and is responsible for staging concerts. The portfolio includes stadium shows as well as club concerts that take place in the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Mannheim and their surrounding areas. FOH Rhein Main Concerts GmbH has been running Christmas Garden Frankfurt since 2020.

Implementation of Christmas Garden Barcelona, Málaga & Valencia

Proactiv Entertainment is the leading promoter in Spain for the production and organisation of major events, national and international exhibitions and music concerts. Headquartered in Barcelona, the company has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Proactiv Entertainment has been running the Christmas Garden events in Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga since 2020.

Implementation of Christmas at Trentham, Kenwood & Wollaton

Kilimanjaro Group is a subsidiary of DEAG entertainment, based in London. Each year, Kilimanjaro Group produces and promotes over 1000 music concerts, musical theater, comedy, spoken word, festivals, family and social media events. Kilimanjaro Group hosts the Christmas Garden events Christmas at Trentham, Christmas at Kenwood as well as Christmas at Wollaton in the UK.

Implementation Lumière en Seine, Windsor Great Park Illuminated & Incanto di Luci

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world's biggest athletes and fashion icons, hosts hundreds of live events annually, and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG hosts the Christmas Garden events Lumières en Seine in Paris, Windsor Great Park Illuminated in London, and Incanto di Luci in Rome.