Creative Christmas – Denmark knows water

Creative Christmas 2013 installation

On December 10th and 11th, Ambassador Taksøe-Jensen hosted Creative Christmas, the annual Danish Embassy reception for U.S. partners and stakeholders.

Guests were invited to the Embassy where they enjoyed delicious Danish food homemade by the Embassy chef.

The focus of this year’s Creative Christmas was showcasing Danish competencies within water. Making water the focus of this year’s Creative Christmas was an obvious choice because of Denmark’s leading position within integrated water management.Just like past years, the Embassy of Denmark worked closely with the Corcoran School of Art + De-sign on decorating the Embassy. The installations helped shine a light on this global challenge, a challenge which the United Nations has recognized by declaring 2013 the Year of Water Cooperation.

With more than 4,500 miles of coastline, Denmark is surrounded by water — one of the reasons water is such an integral part of our lives. We are proud to say that Denmark knows water!

Denmark’s expertise within water, water technology and shipping provides an opportunity for growth and benefit for our two countries.

The focus on water was reflected through, among other things, a waterfall created at the entrance of the residence and an underwater view from the harbour bath in Copenhagen. The students had also focused on Denmark’s position within sustainability by creating Christmas trees made from recycled water bottles.

The Embassy would like to thank the Danish and American companies and stakeholders that attended Creative Christmas and helped make the evening a great success. We would also like to thank the American-Danish Business Council for their support and participation.  We are looking forward to next year with a new theme and inspiration.

Guests enjoyed the creative food and decoration

Guests enjoyed the creative food and decoration