The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat
The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat
The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat
The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat
The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat

The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat

A warm welcome to the most festive and magical event of the year as the Gävle Goat is traditionally inaugurated on Stortorget in Gävle on the first Sunday of Advent, clearly signaling that Christmas begins in Gävle!


On stage on Stortorget, the nationally renowned artist Lisa Nilsson will usher in the Christmas spirit, the Sodium Dance Crew will showcase world-class dance, and our local parasport association, KF Heros, will inaugurate the Gävle Goat with grandeur. All under the guidance of Magnus Carlsson, emcee and Gävle personality with a special fondness for festive shows and sing-alongs.

Before the inauguration, Lisa Nilsson sends a greeting to everyone:

"I'm really looking forward to kicking off Christmas in Gävle and being part of the venerable tradition with the Gävle Goat!"

The prestigious task of inaugurating this year's Gävle Goat has been assigned to KF Heros. It is a local association for people with disabilities, founded in 2006, organizing various sports activities and arranging events for an active leisure time, such as discos and the Funkis Festival.

"We are very proud and happy to inaugurate this year's Gävle Goat," says Mattias Bergdahl, association consultant at KF Heros.

So, bring out your warm clothes, put on cozy gloves, and come join us as Christmas begins in Gävle!

Throughout the entire Sunday, there are plenty of delightful experiences for all the senses to enjoy:

Christmas Fun in Slottsparken – cozy crafts for the whole family 1pm - 4pm
Christmas Market in the city – find gifts to give and enjoy mulled wine and gingerbread: noon-6pm
Lace up your skates and take a spin on the ice rink at Rådhustorget with a view over the Gävle Goat
Step into the County Museum and savor the scent of gingerbread from the Gingerbread House, inauguration of the House 2.30 pm
And don't miss the unique Gingerbread Train at Gävle Central 1pm-4pm

Let someone who can't be there know that the Inauguration will also be broadcast LIVE on


  • Digital screens
  • Free admission
  • Child friendly
  • City

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03 December 2023
The Inauguration of the Gävle Goat 03 December 2023 - 16:00