The “Traditional American Christmas” was the inspiration for the decorations in “K in Lautern”, in Kaiserslauten, where around 50,000 US military personnel are stationed. The centrally located shopping centre with a varied range of stores and shopping offer dominates the expansive architecture of the pedestrian precinct, making it an attraction and a popular location in the city for friendship and cultural exchange. Giant red and white candy canes above the entrance and on the landings set the tone for the refreshing atmosphere of the creatively staged lighting and decoration for a real American Christmas. Illuminated candy canes and fibreglass balls complimented the gigantic Christmas wreath and the festively decorated fir trees. The “K in Lautern” was given very special seasonal charm through the clever mix of classically elegant and humorous modern design concepts for its traditional green garlands and trees.