GABC Weihnachtsgala

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

GABC’s annual Christmas dinner in the magical setting of the Taj Boston ballroom overlooking the Boston Public Garden in historic downtown Boston. The evening started off with prosecco and Vorspeisen in the French Room and Lounge,  followed by a delicious duet menu of broiled cod, Sauerbraten mit Spätzle und Rotkohl nach Boston art.

We were honored by remarks from our Consul General Dr. Ralf Horlemann and the presence of his wife Dr. Bianca Horlemann.   GABC President Erik Dilger welcomed the guests, and introduced the evening’s Sponsor, Ann Boykin of Lufthansa, who charmed the guests with her own clever rendition of the “T’was the Night Before Christmas” poem (Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good flight!) . 

The silent auction featured two business class tickets donated by Lufthansa, an enormous rocking Steiff Teddy Bear donated by Steiff North America, a certificate for dinner at Liquid Art House,  a boat tour of the Boston Harbor, a tour of the Reichstag in Berlin, an original vintage Woodstock poster, and so much more!  For a complete list of our donors and corporate sponsors, please see below.  GABC sincerely thanks all the guests who bid on these auction items.

After the dishes were cleared away, guests jumped up eagerly to get a glimpse and taste of Konditor Meister’s amazing dessert tables, laden with eye-popping holiday cakes, Strudel, Lebkuchen, Plätzchen and chocolate dipped strawberries.  GABC is thankful to Konditor Meister Günther Moesinger and his wife Silvia Hug-Moesinger for their generous and abundant donation of the dessert buffet.

The evening was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with influential executives and decision-makers in the German-American  business community. The evening officially ended at 11:00 PM, but many guests were still not ready to leave their friends, and headed to the bar of the Taj downstairs. When the bar closed, at least 15 die-hards ended up at the Back Bay flat of one of our board members for dancing. We think the last guests left at 5:00AM.  Judging by this, it was more than just your ordinary business affair.

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All photos: Credit David Fox, Photographer

GABC thanks our Event Sponsor:


And our Event Contributors:




Boston Ballet
David Fox Photographer
Erik Dilger
Robert Duggan
German International School Boston
Haueisen Family
iSQI, Inc.
Bodo Liesenfeld
Liquid Art House
Moesslang Family
Steiff North America, Inc.

GABC also thanks our Corporate Table Sponsors:

Chin & Curtis LLP
Cooley LLP
Fraunhofer CSE
Goss Associates
Hamilton Smith Brook Reynolds
Bodo Liesenfeld (for German American Conference at Harvard)
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo P.C.
OSRAM / Ledvance

One of the world’s largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa, serving 22 North American gateways, currently flies to 194 destinations in 76 countries.  As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world.  Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each class– bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere.