On 17 December 2023, more than 73,000 people gathered at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK to sing Christmas carols together. The event set a new world record for the largest ever attendance at a Carol-singing event.

On Sunday evening, as part of the Bundesliga home match against Eintracht Frankfurt, the proceeds from last year's "Dortmund sings Christmas carols" were distributed to four social organisations. The BVB foundation's board members, Thomas Tress and Carsten Cramer, handed over the cheques on the touchline of the pitch. This year, a total of €75,000 will go to four different charitable project partners from Dortmund.

The Nordstadtliga Dortmund

The street football league in the north of Dortmund actively supports children and young people from different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and uses sport to help them integrate into social structures.

Gast-Haus e.V. homeless project

Gast-Haus are committed to helping homeless people and those living on the poverty line in Dortmund by providing a welcoming place of refuge.

The Lensing Media Hilfswerk

Donations from the Christmas Carol singing are used to support local educational projects and, with the help of the "Dortmund education cheque", to support school and daycare centres in every district of Dortmund.

The BVB learning centre of the Fanprojekt Dortmund e.V.

The BVB Learning Centre, which is part of the fan project, fulfils its social responsibility by offering a free and wide-ranging education programme for various youth groups, thereby fulfilling its social responsibility. School pupils from the local region can access various programmes (e.g. in the area of civil courage or anti-racism) directly below the South Stand.

All information on the BVB foundation "leuchte auf" can be accessed here.