The Gävle Goat – a global Christmas symbol
For 50 years, the 13 meters tall, 7 meters long, and 3 tons heavy Gävle Goat has been a given Christmas feature in Gävle. Each year on the first of Advent, he is inaugurated on Slottstorget. In 2015, the inauguration ceremony attracted over 15,000 visitors! Thereafter, hundreds of thousands of admirers from 120 different countries followed the goat’s dangerous life via webcam, Twitter and Instagram.
Come and celebrate the world's most famous goat's 50th birthday!
For over 50 years, the 13 meters tall, 7 meters long, and 3 tons heavy Gävle Goat has been a given Christmas feature in Gävle.
Surprise the Gävle Goat on his 50th birthday and send him a birthday wish in the shape of a bockogram.
Write a message, take a picture or why not record your greeting and send a short video?
Come and see Gävle’s biggest celebrity in December! The thirteen metre high Gävle goat adorns Slottstorget in Gävle every year from the first advent.
The history of the Gävle Goat commences in 1966 on Slottstorget (Castle Square) in Gävle. On this page, you can read more about the history of the Gävle Goat, and his various fates over the years.
Follow the building of the Gävle Goat! 12, 000 knots and 1, 200 meters of timber are turned into to the finished product: a magnificent straw goat, 13 meters tall and 7 meters long.
Here you can find souvenirs of the Gavle Goat. Who knows, you might stumble over a nice gift for yourself or for someone special!