The Gävle Goat – a global Christmas symbol
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. 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.
On Sunday the 27th of November, friends of the Gävle Goat are gathered once again on Slottstorget, this time in order to celebrate his 50th birthday. Come along and delight him with your presence, and make his 50th birthday party an unforgettable memory!
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.
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.
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 Gävle Goat on Twitter for quick updates on his current status!
The Gävle Goat is a social guy and likes to share his daily life. Read his blog to get to know him better!
Are you a big fan of #GoatSelfies? Check out the Gävle Goat on Instagram. And don't forget to hashtag! #GavleGoat #ShareGavle