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Boxing Day is an official Aruba holiday.
Boxing Day is an official holiday on Aruba, which is a Dutch tradition originated from the colonial days. All the offices and stores are closed. The hotels, their facilities and most restaurants and bars will be open as normal. A lot of restaurants serve special christmas menus and reserving a table is recommended, because Christmas and New Years are one of the busiest days on Aruba.
Christmas on Aruba is a fantastic time to enjoy the island. The air is a little crisper and the island shows her greenest fauna. Make a trip in the evening and enjoy all the decorated houses, roundabouts and gardens turning Aruba into a tropical (winter) wonderland!
During the holidays you can attend Christmas mass in one of the many churches and chapels. Don't forget to visit the special Christmas show in Seroe Preto in San Nicolas. Here you will find the biggest Christmas lights show of the island and the main attraction during the holidays!