The whole idea of celebrating the holidays in Aruba is either to discover the island’s festive nature, or to repeat this joyful season surrounded by the bluest skies, clearest waters and happiest faces. There just isn’t a single way to be merry and bright here. Because of the island’s multicultural community, local traditions have become a potpourri of native, Dutch, South and North American, Asian and other integrated traditions. Visitors will encounter snow-sprayed Christmas trees, sleighs bells, reindeer and Santa Clauses as well as the Latin American Gaita musical groups, Nativity Cribs, illuminated villages, Dutch “oliebollen” (a fried pastry covered with powdered sugar) at Superfood, Chinese fireworks everywhere... The Christmas spirit is all around during your vacation, bringing not only peace and happiness, but everything that is needed to make your holiday in Aruba, the most unforgettable time ever. Get your sunniest Season Greeting cards at De Wit & Van Dorp, decorate your resort room with stylish ornaments and scented candles from Flora and get the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether it’s the finest jewelery at renowned jewelers like Gandelman, local hand-crafted accessories, the latest toys or a prestigious bottle of Champagne to welcome the new year, this top ten list of shopping options might come in handy. Happy Holidays!
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