Annual Weihnachtsgala and Auction

Friday, Dec 7, 2018

At our sold out event, 140 guests and corporate sponsors joined us for our most elegant and grandest event of the year: our Annual Weihnachtsgala and Auction on Friday, December 7th. We enjoyed fabulous views over Boston Common’s sparkling and colorful holiday lights (we didn’t overpromise the view in our invitation!) from the 32nd floor of the UMass Club at One Beacon Street in downtown Boston. We started the evening off with a champagne reception followed by a 3-course sit-down dinner and a stunning holiday themed dessert buffet.  Our silent and live auction were a success and our winners walked away that evening with wine, Red Sox tickets, a Harbor Cruise and SWISS vouchers! The evening was topped off with some dancing and swinging…

Our Online Auction closed on Sunday, December 9th — and we thank our many bidders, winners and generous donors!

Here are a few scenes from this festive, joyful and elegant evening! All photos courtesy of David Fox Photographer. For a full selection or to order photos, visit the photo gallery here.

Waiting for the guests to arrive!

Stunning views over Boston Common that evening

Guests mingling during the champagne reception

GABC President Bodo Liesenfeld welcoming the guests

Consul General of Germany Nicole Menzenbach during her remarks

Christopher Jastrab addresses the GABC & guests on behalf of Gala sponsor Lufthansa

The evening’s program and menu

Gifts on Corporate Tables donated by Karl’s

Dessert Buffet donated by Konditor Meister



Photos: David Fox Photographer


Thank you to our Overall Gala Sponsor




Thank you to our event contributors 


for donating the complete dessert buffet for the event


for providing thoughtful table gifts


Our Corporate Table Sponsors

Bayer LifeHub Boston


Deutsches Altenheim

Hamilton Smith Brook Reynolds

Liesenfeld International



We would like to thank our generous donors to our online, live and silent auctions:

Attila Glatz Productions

Bodo & Tamilyn Liesenfeld

Bill Golden / Nantucket Lightship

David Fox Photographer

Erik Dilger

German International School Boston

Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Herb Chambers Porsche of Boston

Heri Sontgerath

Highland Lake Inn


Michael & Alexandra Haueisen

Monika Moesslang

Nicole Connolly

Munich Haus

ROTU Entertainment & Media Ltd.

Steiff USA

Trader Joe‘s

Valerie Wilson Travel

Vino di Vino