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    Aruba for New Year's Eve

    We plan to go to Aruba late december or early january. Anyone know how Aruba is during new year's eve? Weather, celebrations, parties, activities etc? New year's eve at home is pretty special, so we have to think long and hard if we want to spend it someplace else. On the other hand, it will be an experience to do so, that way we can say we experienced it some place else.
    Thank you in advance for all the help.

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    New Year's Eve is a HUGE event.
    Lots of firecrackers.......and when i say lots, i mean more than one can imagine.
    beginning around dec 28 many people begin lining up and lighting their firecrackers.
    yards and yards and yards of firecrackers lined up alongside the road. when lit block your ears and WATCH.
    Lings does a professional fireworks display a day or 2 before the 31st.
    it is an awesome display.
    most if not all restaurants have new year's eve specials.
    the clubs are hoppin.
    the resorts also host new year's eve events.
    it is a wonderful time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    Weather, celebrations, parties, activities etc?
    December weather
    Average high temperature 87 F.
    Average low temperature 76 F.
    Average temperature 80 F.
    Average water temperature 81 F.
    Average windspeed 15 mph
    Average maximum wind speed 31 mph
    Average rainfall 3.3 inches (20.3 inches annual)

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    We experienced our first NYE in Aruba this past year and had a ball! So much going on (including the sounds of fireworks throughout the day - it's almost deafening!) We loved it so much that we're looking at maybe doing it again this year. It was nice to get away from the snow and cold for a few days, too, and spend the first day of the new year in shorts/swimsuit with a cold Bright in hand.

    As Andrea said above, lots of fireworks and lots of parties to choose from.
    ~Amy~ - Playa del Carmen, MX: March 2017 - 34th trip to Aruba: May 2017 - Munich, Salzburg, Prague: June/July 2017 - Santa Barbara, CA wine country: Nov. 2017 - Seattle: Nov. 2017 - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018




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    Christmas and New Years are the most popular times in Aruba. Put in your reservations early.

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    You can get a good idea of the mood on the island for New Years by searching "aruba new years" on youtube.com

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    Thank you for all the advice. It sounds a bit like how they do it at home in Suriname. I love fireworks so maybe we will be arriving in december. Gonna have to book my flight very soon.

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    I haven't been on-island for a New Year's lately, but back in '02 to '03 it was like a live-fire range. That was a boom year at the refinery and the businesses in San Nicolaas went all out. One string of firecrackers stretched from one end of Rodgersstraat to the other and back. It went off for more than 20 minutes continuously. Then the others went off on Main Street and so on around town.

    Driving home from San Nicolaas after midnight, kids were shooting bottle rockets at the car. The rest of the island was lit up from all the shells exploding over head.

    Don't know if this still goes on, but if it does, take your helmet and flak jacket.

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    our first time at the tamarijn was over a christmas new year's holiday.
    we heard all of the firecrackers and rockets and such and at first thought...ooo fireworks, "cool".
    then as it continued it sounded like gunfire and machine guns.
    the first thing we thought was on the lines of a "military coup d'etat."
    we were wrong!
    it was the beginning of new years celebrations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    our first time at the tamarijn was over a christmas new year's holiday.
    we heard all of the firecrackers and rockets and such and at first thought...ooo fireworks, "cool".
    then as it continued it sounded like gunfire and machine guns.
    the first thing we thought was on the lines of a "military coup d'etat."
    we were wrong!
    it was the beginning of new years celebrations
    We rented a villa this past NYE that was in the Gasparito/Buccaneer neighborhood. We heard the same on the morning of the 31st....thought, oh wow, cool - firecrackers in the neighborhood...but they didn't stop and didn't stop and we thought we should probably hit the floor soon - LOL!! Sounded like continuous gunfire that lasted forever - LOL!! Everywhere in the neighbhorhood, the streets were covered in red (from the firecracker remnants). I still have "red" on the bottom of some of my shoes from that trip. LOL!! It was crazy fun though!
    ~Amy~ - Playa del Carmen, MX: March 2017 - 34th trip to Aruba: May 2017 - Munich, Salzburg, Prague: June/July 2017 - Santa Barbara, CA wine country: Nov. 2017 - Seattle: Nov. 2017 - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018




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