„Celebrate at the Gate“: New Year’s Eve live from Brandenburg Gate at ZDF

Under the heading "Welcome 2022", TV channel ZDF will be showing an attractive programme with numerous artists and celebrity guests live from Berlin on 31 December from 8.15 pm. The programme will be hosted by the popular presenter duo Johannes B. Kerner and Andrea Kiewel.

"Together with all those involved, we have decided to stage the event as a TV production. We promise to transport the great New Year's Eve atmosphere from the Brandenburg Gate to the TV screens. With a great programme of exciting guests, interactive audience participation and great entertainment. Stay home. Stay tuned," says Maiko Heinrich, Managing Director of sib Silvester in Berlin Veranstaltungen GmbH, about the decision to make the show at the Brandenburg Gate primarily a television production. 

The concept for the event will be constantly adapted to the current situation in cooperation with the respective Berlin authorities. Depending on the current situation, a small number of people may be present as live audience.

Strong Line-up at the Brandenburg Gate

Michael Patrick Kelly, Art Garfunkel Junior, Marianne Rosenberg, Team5ünf, Bonnie Tyler, Nico Suave & Teesy are other artists who will be performing in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Alongside the previously announced acts Nathan Evans, Adel Tawil, Glasperlenspiel, Alle Farben, Kelvin Jones, Dieter Hallervorden and Dadi Freyr, they will provide the perfect atmosphere for New Year's Eve.

How do Celebreties and Politicians celebrate New Year’s Eve?

This question will be answered during " Celebrate at the Gate". During the course of the ZDF programme "Welcome 2022", the viewers are taken into the living rooms of celebrities such as Bill and Tom Kaulitz, Art Garfunkel or the new Federal Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Karl Lauterbach. They talk about their very personal New Year's eve and their most beautiful and important moments of the year 2021, as it comes to an end.

Showing humanity – Action #Danke2021 goes live into German living rooms

Just say thank you. These days, a sign of solidarity and humanity is even more important for all of us. As part of "Welcome 2022", viewers can become part of the programme. The #Danke2021 campaign calls for photo and video messages to be sent in.  

Who would you like to say thank you to? The neighbour, the teacher, the work colleagues or care workers? Send your personal message to us at www.celebrate.berlin and on Instagram at @celebrate.berlin. The messages will be shared on all channels and also in the show. For a particularly personal touch, there will be selected live broadcasts on New Year's Eve into the living rooms of people who would like to say a very big thank you to their hero:in from 2021.


Silvester in Berlin GmbH has been organising the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate for over 25 years and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of SHINE Conventions GmbH since 2020.


As event and live marketing enthusiasts, SHINE Conventions is the creator and organiser of the successful beauty convention "GLOW by dm", the lifestyle convention "Generation WOW - presented by Meins" and the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate. They work with all relevant influencers and brands from the beauty, fitness, food and lifestyle sectors, making brands an experience, products an attraction and campaigns a success. SHINE Conventions GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of The Social Chain AG and together with DEF Media GmbH forms the "Media & Experiences" division within the Social Chain Group.

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