Festivities are upon us in the coming week. Abundance in food, gifts exchanges, decorated baskets (similar to gift exchanged, with the difference that the submitters are generally businesses), colorful houses are common rituals on this island.
How about the beaches? Are there some traditions with the beaches? Not really. Some people go out camping, but this is seldom done. In fact the beaches around the holiday are expected to be very empty. Perhaps this is a good opportunity for a quiet beach day.
If you’d prefer to stay in-house, many resorts organize activities related to the holiday. Christmas-day will be a ghost-town in downtown Oranjestad. Tour operators shut down as well. Expect the airport and resorts (obviously) to remain open. Taxis won’t be that easy the find. Casinos open later in the night. How about restaurants? Don’t bet on it, only the in-house ones will be open.
Have an enjoyable time, whether in Aruba or elsewhere.