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Getting Ghoulish in Aruba to Celebrate Halloween 2019

We don’t celebrate Halloween in Aruba.” That statement makes just about as much sense as the decisions that most scary movie characters make: NONE – of course us islanders celebrate the most spooktacular day of the year!

Remember, we are the One Happy Island…This is Aruba’s official nickname, because our people love to celebrate life, and that includes holidays that might not be typical to Aruban culture. Think about it, Thanksgiving? Nothing to do with us, but hey, a great excuse to get together with friends and family for dinner. Cinco de Mayo? Bring on the tequila and tacos. You get the gist of it.

As for Halloween, each year various Aruba businesses make sure to offer diverse spooktacular activities to help celebrate this holiday on the island. Some of which include, but are not limited to: trick or treating, pumpkin carving, costume parties, and even Halloween themed car rallies.

Discover the frighteningly fun festivities that await for this year’s Halloween 2019 celebration on the One Happy Island! Just keep scrolling to reveal the goodies…

Family-friendly Fright Night 🎃

Halloween Horror Fest at Renaissance Marketplace

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Photo by Renaissance Marketplace

Halloween Host: Renaissance Marketplace

Date to Save: Sunday, October 27th

Time for Trickery: 5PM – 8PM

Place to be: Renaissance Marketplace

Spooktacular Details: This is a family-friendly event that will have various activities including the following: trick or treat stations, costume contests, dance shows, face painting, a decked-out graveyard with scary sounds and creepy creatures, Halloween games, and more!

Enchanting Entrance Fee: Free to enter, just beware👻

The Haunted Lighthouse Experience with Aruba Walking Tours

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Photo by California Lightouse Aruba

Halloween Hosts: California Lighthouse Aruba and Aruba Walking Tours

Dates to Save: Friday, October 25th & Saturday, October 26th

Time for Trickery: 6.30PM – 11PM

Place to be: California Lighthouse Aruba

Spooktacular Details: This is a family-friendly event that will have various activities including the following: the opportunity to climb to the top of Aruba’s one and only, California Lighthouse (think of the amazing view *wink wink*), festive decor (bats, skeletons, & reapers), free treats for the first 25 kids, and new scary surprises!

Enchanting Entrance Fee: $15 pp ages 12 & up and $10 pp for under 12 years.
*Local special is the dollars to florins deal – just remember to bring your local ID

Palm Beach Plaza Mall presents Trick or Treat? Halloween

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Photo by Palm Beach Plaza Mall

Halloween Host: Palm Beach Plaza

Date to Save: Thursday, October 31st

Time for Trickery: 5.30PM – 8.30PM

Place to be: Palm Beach Plaza Mall  

Spooktacular Details: This is a family-friendly event that will have various activities including the following: pumpkin carving, face painting, door prizes, best costume prizes, Halloween dance & magic show, and treats for trick or treaters.

Enchanting Entrance Fee: Free to enter, just beware👻

Prize-worthy Costume Parties 🎃

Rock & Reggae Costume Party at Chaos Aruba

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Photo by Café Chaos Aruba

Halloween Host: Café Chaos Aruba and Sharp Productions & Entertainment Aruba

Date to Save: Saturday, October 26th

Time for Trickery: 7PM – 4AM (Sunday, October 27th)

Place to be: Café Chaos Aruba

Spooktacular Details: This event has many surprises, but most notable is the diverse lineup of LIVE bands that will be performing during the evening. Some of which include rock bands (ex: The Leftovers), reggae bands (ex: Roots I Riddim), and a SURPRISE new band that will be making their debut at the event. Festivities will be held indoors, as well as outside, as the parking lot next to Chaos will be transformed into a Halloween rage-station. BONUS: locally-loved band, Honeypot, will be releasing their latest music video at this fiesta too!

Enchanting Entrance Fee: $10 pp (Early Bird 10 Awg pp)

Florin Fridayz Halloween Bash at Lucy’s Aruba

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Photo by Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant

Halloween Host: Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant

Date to Save: Friday, October 25th

Time for Trickery: 8PM – 2AM (Saturday, October 26th)

Place to be: Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant

Spooktacular Details: LIVE musical entertainment by locally-love band, ‘N Fuzion Music, specials on drinks (ex: 25 Awg deal on buckets of local beer), $200 PRIZE for “Best Costume”, and more! P.S. Don’t forget about their special late night menu.

Enchanting Entrance Fee: Free to enter, just beware…👻

Halloween Boat Party with Sailaway Tour Aruba

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Photo by Sailaway Tour Aruba

Halloween Host: Sailaway Tour Aruba

Date to Save: Wednesday, October 30th

Time for Trickery: 8.30PM – 1AM (Thursday, October 31st)

Place to be: Boarding Sailaway Tour’s Lady Black ship at Hadicurari Pier

Spooktacular Details: Allow the captain of Lady Black to steer you on a Halloween fiesta in the middle of the Caribbean sea! This experience includes the following: first 3 drinks are FREE, on-board costume contest and bumpin’ music provided by DJ Edje, to name a few of the festive details!

Enchanting Entrance Fee: $65 pp (45 Awg pp for locals)

Devilishly Delightful Dress Codes 🎃

This is IT Halloween Party by Gusto Night Club

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Photo by Gusto Night Club Aruba

Halloween Host: Gusto Night Club Aruba

Date to Save: Saturday, October 26th

Time for Trickery: 7PM – 3AM (Sunday, October 27th)

Place to be: Gusto Night Club Aruba

Spooktacular Details: This adults-only event has an IT (you know the iconic and terrifying clown) party theme for the evening and promises the following festive inclusions: nonstop music by DJ Devin, DJ Renzo M & Bamftarz, as well as happy hour from 9PM-11PM where all drinks are ½ OFF.

Enchanting Entrance Fee: $5 pp (their entrance fee isn’t stated online, but this is the usual price for their cover charges)

SPOOKY CUNUCU with Palmera by Matthew’s Aruba

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Photo by Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

Halloween Hosts: Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant & Palmera Quality Products

Date to Save: Wednesday, October 30th

Time for Trickery: 9PM – 11PM

Place to be: Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

Spooktacular Details: This adults-only event has a Spooky Cunucu (think crioyo* gardeners) party theme for the evening and promises the following festive inclusions: LIVE music by Duro Entertainment & Productions, door prizes, free shots, a 2-for-2 special on Palmera Rum cocktails from 9PM-10.30PM, and plenty of entertaining games!

Enchanting Entrance Fee: Free to enter, just beware…👻

Lobby Aruba’s Phantom of the Opera Halloween Party

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Photo by Lobby Restaurant & Bar Aruba

Halloween Host: Lobby Restaurant & Bar Aruba

Date to Save: Saturday, October 26th

Time for Trickery: 10PM – 3AM (Sunday, October 27th)

Place to be: Lobby Restaurant & Bar Aruba

Spooktacular Details: This adults-only event has a Phantom of the Opera party theme for the evening and promises the following festive inclusions: nonstop music by DJ Rodrigo Peraza, DJ Bradley Fonesca & Music Monks.

Enchanting Entrance Fee: $10 pp

A Howling Halloween Countdown 🎃

CaribMedia’s 13 Days of TECH Terror – a Countdown to Halloween 2019

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Photo by CaribMedia Aruba

Halloween Host: VisitAruba’s techie sister company, CaribMedia Aruba

Dates to Save: Saturday, October 19th – Thursday, October 31st

What’s the Scare: Daily posts highlighting a suspenseful movie where technology plays a role in causing terrifying things to happen.

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Wishing all the Aruba & Halloween-lovers a wickedly good time celebrating this year. Can’t wait to see the crazy and creepy costumes you’ll all be rocking during this festive period. By the way, if you’re wondering what else there is to do to celebrate, just take a peek at our Halloween Celebration in Aruba page. BOO you later!

*Crioyo: used to describe typical cultural aspects of Aruba recognized by the Aruban community. As well as distinctive things and mannerisms pertaining to the island.