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    Hello to all of the Aruba lovers!
    It's going to be our third trip to Aruba. My family loves Aruba a lot and at this time we decided to celebrate New Year at this beautiful island. We are staying at Hyatt and I am sure that they are going to have New Year's Eve celebration. My question is: did anyone hear anything about the New Year's party at Hyatt? Do you think it is going to be good, or do you recommend something better? Our family is: my husband, my 2 kids (11&12), and I. We loooove celebrating New Year's!

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    welcome to the aruba.com community forum Erin.

    does the Hyatt have a "family (including kids) New Years Eve event?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ErinV View Post
    Hello to all of the Aruba lovers!
    It's going to be our third trip to Aruba. My family loves Aruba a lot and at this time we decided to celebrate New Year at this beautiful island. We are staying at Hyatt and I am sure that they are going to have New Year's Eve celebration. My question is: did anyone hear anything about the New Year's party at Hyatt? Do you think it is going to be good, or do you recommend something better? Our family is: my husband, my 2 kids (11&12), and I. We loooove celebrating New Year's!

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    In the past Hyatt's New Year's Eve party offers a variety of prices- adults and various cost, depending upon age of the child.

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    We stayed at the Hyatt last New Year's Eve. We didn't attend the Hyatt party but I did check it out. I don't remember exact cost but I think it was 175-200 per person. We ate across the street at Daniel and then hung out in lobby bar for New Years. The casino closes before 12 pm for New Years and reopens a little later. So everyone is in the open lobby watching fireworks with music playing it was a fun spot to spend the night. Hyatt had a champagne bar with some high priced bottles in lobby but the casino gave out champange before they closed for free to players. The hyatt party was on the lower level and don't think they came to lobby for new years.

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    I will be in Aruba for New Year's Eve and really appreciate all these posts. I am very interested in the Ritz's party, the Renaissance party, and the Hyatt party. I am going to try to email the hotels but if any sees information on their parties this 12/31/2015 would you please post the info here. I don't arrive until 12/24 so I imagine I need to buy my tickets before I arrive. Thanks!

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    I heard back from The Ritz Carlton about their holiday plans "For the Kids we will have Ritz Kids open the December 31st .
    For New year’s eve we will have a beach party, we will have a live band playing , 3 hour open bar (10pm to 1am), late night snacks, party favors, Champagne toast and the best firework show to bring in 2016. The cost of this events will be $150 per person."

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    Having spent the past 10+ years in Aruba/Palm Beach for NYE, here are my comments:

    We go out to a restaurant for a nice dinner and arrive back to the Surf Club by 11pm, change clothes and head down to the beach. Fireworks by the Marriott have been really amazing the past few years as they do the fireworks on a barge in the ocean. We also can see the fireworks at the Hyatt. Personally, the view on the beach is perfect and we have never felt the need to spend so much extra money doing the "hotel" thing for NYE. Fireworks can be seen by everyone and the beach stays pretty busy well into the wee hours of the morning.

    Our kids (all in their 20's) enjoy partying at Moomba but I will give a few words of caution, just be careful. Some amateur phyrotechnications have lit fireworks at the Moomba beach improperly and there was an accident a few years back. A few of the customers got hit by a firework improperly placed in the sand and sprayed back onto customers. Last year a few of the customers got a bit rowdy and some fights started but security dealt with this. This can happen anywhere so not picking on Moomba, just a word to the wise to be careful. NYE can be fun but try to stay away from "stupid" people or be one yourself!

    We walked down to see the Ritz party last year and it looked fun but seemed not to be a 20's crowd. My kids preferred Moomba.

    If you plan on going to a restaurant, you need to book now and also remember that taxi service is very scarce on NYE. Many drivers don't want to work on NYE and if you are out past midnight the likelihood of getting a taxi is almost impossible. Look for restaurants that do not have a fixed menu and there are plenty that don't.

    All in all, we love hanging out at the beach at midnight. We bring down champagne and toast the new year in amongst the backdrop of the fireworks and the ocean and couldn't think of a better place to be.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    We just booked the Hyatt yesterday for New Years. We plan on having an early dinner at the Ritz, before returning to our hotel to get my soon to be 6yr old a "nap" for a couple of hours before our family celebrates the New Years at the Hyatt. I can't wait to celebrate, it should be our best celebration ever!

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    We rented a penthouse unit at Oceania to view the fireworks. My plan is to hang at the beach all day... head up around 4:30 so I can watch my Sooners play Clemson at 5:00pm. Will watch that game and the wife is cooking up a dinner that night so we'll actually eat in that night. And then maybe walk on the beach for a bit before we head up to the private rooftop for the night so we can view the fireworks from all across the island. We stayed here in the summer and all I can say is that the rooftop is absolutely amazing.

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    How was the Hyatt party?

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