Aruba has plenty of full service shopping malls around the hotel area but in holiday season you should definitely have your shopping spree in downtown Oranjestad during one of Aruba’s festive shopping nights! The Main Street (Caya G. F. Betico Croes) is named after the politician Betico Croes who fought for Aruba’s independence from the rest of the Dutch Antilles, which Aruba obtained on January 1st 1986. He is lovingly called the father of the Aruban nation. The main street boasts a wide variety of retail outlets, ranging from renowned international jewelers, haute couture boutiques and brand-name shops to department stores and kiosks selling charming local products.
The nearby Renaissance mall is home to luxurious brands and an assortment of restaurants and entertainment options. Click here for their holiday opening hours. Opposite the mall you will find the Daniel Leo Plaza surrounded by multicolored Dutch colonial buildings which also feature several jewelers and perfumeries.
Not so much of a walker or a shopper? Not to worry, just hop on the state-of-the art tram connecting the cruise ship terminal with the main street stopping at monuments such as the green “stadhuis” housing the City Hall, museums such as Fort Zoutman and the Archeological museum and other key shopping areas along the way. These shopping nights are also an excellent opportunity for you to mingle with the locals strolling along with their families!
The shopping nights below:
|Friday, November 25 2016||Black Weekend Shopping till 7pm optional|
|Saturday, November 26 2016||Black Weekend Shopping till 7pm optional|
|Sunday, November 27 2016||Black Weekend Shopping 10-2pm optional|
|Saturday, December 3 2016||Sinterklaas Shopping till 9 pm optional|
|Saturday, December 10 2016||x-mas Shopping till 9pm optional|
|Sunday, December 17 2016||x-mas Shopping till 9pm optional|