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Begin your Christmas with the Gävle Goat on the 2-3 of December

Watch the inauguration of the world's largest straw goat, do some Christmas shopping, see one of Sweden's most beautiful ginger bread houses, meet Gävle City's  Santa Claus or listen to live Swedish Christmas carols - those are only some of all the things to do when Christmas begins in Gävle!

 

Saturday 2nd of December 

11:00-17:00 Stortorget (Main square): Christmas activities, including Gävle City's Santa Claus, dancing around the Christmas tree, magicians, horse tours, rail jams for kids and a fire show.

12:00-16:30 Gävle: Stadsbussarna's Santa bus tours the city in order to spread Christmas cheer. The Santa bus can appear anywhere in the bus line network and you ride with it for free.

13:00-16:00 Musikhuset (Sailor’s Church): Advent fair.

15:15 Gavlerinken arena: Brynäs IF’s men’s hockey team battle Växjö Lakers.

15:15 Gävle city center: Gävles levande julkalender. Gävle’s live Advent calendar. Experience live performances during every day of the week from 1st of December to Christmas Eve. Place TBA

 

Sunday 3rd of December

11:00-18:00 Berggrenska gården: Traditional Christmas fair.

12:00-17:00 Stortorget (Main square): Christmas activities, including Gävle City's Santa Claus, a children's sleigh hill, dancing around the Christmas tree, horse riding and a fire show.

12:00-17:30 Gävle: Stadsbussarna's Santa bus tours the city in order to spread Christmas cheer. The Santa bus can appear anywhere in the bus line network and you ride with it for free.

12:00-19:00 Kulturhuset: Winter Market. Salsa, handicraft workshop, food and books will be sold, Rotary's charity fair (12-4pm), and much more!

14:00 Länsmuseet (County Museum of Gävleborg): Inauguration of this year’s grand ginger bread house, produced by the artist Margareta Persson.

15:00 Slottstorget (Castle Square): The Gavle Goat’s inauguration. The thirteen-metre-high goat is inaugurated on Castle Square each year on the first of Advent. 

15:00 Centralteatern: Hälsingejul, feat. Anna Sahlene, Åsa Jinder and Bengan Janson.

15:15 Gävle city center: Gävles levande julkalender. Gävle’s live Advent calendar. Experience live performances during every day of the week from 1st of December to Christmas Eve. Place TBA

16:00 Slottstorget: Gävle Advent race and Lilla Adventsloppet.

16:00 Heliga Trefaldighet’s church: Advent Concert with Hemvärnets Musikkår.

16:00 Söders Källa: Advent concert with Gävle's Lucia. Tickets cost 100 SEK and can be bought in advance at Gävle Tourist Center, Söders Källa or at Depeschen in the Flanör mall.

18:00 Staffans kyrka: Advent concert.