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An Aruba Christmas – First Class Experience Aruba

The Holiday Season beginning with Thanksgiving and running through the start of a new year is an especially lovely time to visit One Happy Island. If you come from a place that has winter, you’ll love a break from the cold weather to enjoy the same warm temperatures and sunny blue skies Aruba has all year long, but you’ll also still get to enjoy plenty of holiday and Christmas spirit throughout the island. And of course you’ll want to arrive in comfort and style with VIP Airport Hosting Arrival Services from First Class Experience Aruba. Here are the elements of an Aruba Christmas for you to enjoy:

An Aruba Christmas Begins with Sinterklaas on December 5

Aruba Christmas

Sinterklaas is the Dutch version of Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas. The Saint Nicholas feast day is December 6, but it’s on St. Nicholas Eve (December 5) when gift-giving takes place. Sinterklaas in the Dutch tradition travels around on a white horse, has a long ceremonial shepherd’s staff, and carries a large red book which lists all the children and whether they have been naughty or nice. Sinterklaas is assisted by mischievous helpers called Zwarte Piet or “Black Pete.” As you can see, the Dutch legend of Sinterklaas has many of the same elements that became Santa Claus in other cultures.

Lighting Things Up for An Aruba Christmas

Aruba Christmas

Your time on Aruba during the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without making your way around the island to see the many amazing Christmas lights that go up during this festive time of year. The best-known display you won’t want to miss is the mount Seroe Preto City of Lights down in San Nicolas. Each year the Youth Union of Seroe Preto spend an enormous amount of time coming up with a theme and building an incredible display of Christmas lights that stay up through Three Kings Day in January. The cost of this display is covered by local donations but is also supported by 50 solar panels that were installed several years ago. Several of the island’s tour operators offer special excursions during the holiday season to see Christmas lights all over the island and First Class Aruba is always happy to recommend a tour for you to enjoy.

An Aruba Christmas Includes Santa Claus, Too!

Aruba Christmas

The children of Aruba are lucky they live an island that is a true melting pot of many different cultures because after enjoying the gift-giving of Sinterklaas, most families on One Happy Island also celebrate Christmas on December 25th with Santa Claus. Many families celebrate Christmas by going to a Christmas Eve mass or church service, wishing each other “Bon Pasco.” Afterwards, many families will then have their traditional Christmas dinner and continue the celebration on Christmas Day with gifts and a traditional Christmas breakfast.

Dande Traditional Music Festival

Aruba Christmas

A long-standing tradition on One Happy Island was ringing in the New Year with bands of roving musicians who would play and sing traditional Tambu music (the tambu is a kind of drum) to wish families a prosperous New Year. The word dande probably comes from the Spanish word dandare, which means going from one place to the other, and from the Papiament word dandara, which means to revel and have a good time. Today the tradition has morphed into a major post-Christmas music festival taking place in late December that features dozens of singers and bands performing both original music and traditional Dande songs.

Skip the Lines When You Arrive for an Aruba Christmas

Aruba Christmas

If you are coming to One Happy Island for an Aruba Christmas to enjoy any of these lovely traditions, make your life easier by taking advantage of our VIP Airport Hosting Arrival Services. You’ll arrive in style with VIP treatment, and the best part is that you get to skip all the lines throughout the airport! The First Class VIP Airport Arrival service includes the following:

  • Greeted by VIP professional host at the end of the arrival bridge.
  • Expedited fast-track procedures through immigration.
  • Personalized attention in the airports VIP Club Lounge with complementary snacks and beverages.
  • Your baggage is handled with care.
  • Streamlined customs processing.
  • Your baggage hand-delivered to you.
  • Escort from airport to ground transportation.

Eliminate all the stress and headaches of international travel to One Happy Island by booking our VIP airport hosting services. You’ll arrive to your Aruba Christmas feeling refreshed and excited for everything you’ll experience. Visit our website to book now!

An Aruba October – First Class Experience Aruba

If you are a repeat visitor to Aruba, then you already know that any time of year is a great time to make a trip to One Happy Island, but if you are coming during the tenth month of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to attend some great events. And you can always arrive in style for an Aruba October with VIP Airport Hosting Arrival Services from First Class Experience Aruba. Here’s what’s happening this month on the island:

Eat Local Aruba

Aruba October

Aruba is fortunate to have a stunning selection of restaurants to give both residents and visitors plenty of options for any meal of the day. But an Aruba October brings a very special opportunity to enjoy true Aruban cuisine at many of them. Participating restaurants put together fixed-price lunch and dinner menus that are both affordable and focused on authentic Aruban dishes everyone will love. There are more than 65 participating restaurants this year offering a fixed price lunch for just $15. Fixed-price dinner menus are either $30 or $40 at participating restaurants. If you’d like to see the full listing of participating restaurants, just do a web search on “Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month” and visit the website that is listed first.

Challenge Aruba October

Aruba October

This triathlon event took place for the first time in 2016, but it has already become known as one the island’s premier sporting events, and it makes for an exciting Aruba October. Here are some the events included in this weekend of endurance challenges:

  • Half-Triathlon: A 1.9km swim followed by a 90km bicycle circuit followed by a 21km running segment.
  • Sprint Triathlon. A 750m swim followed by a 22.5km cycle and then a 7km run. This race can also be entered by both individuals and relay teams.
  • Paralympic Run/Walk. Aruba Aloe and COOLFM help organize this race with a 5 km Run/Walk for athletes who face their own physical challenges each and every day. It begins and ends at the Challenge Aruba Sport Expo in the parking lot of the Hyatt Regency on Saturday, October 21 at 6pm.
  • Kids Splash n’ Dash. This swim and run combination is for children and youth 7-14 years of age. Ages 7-10 will complete a 100m swim and 1k run while ages 11-14 will complete a 200m swim and 2k run. This race comes together on the beach at the Marriott & Ritz Carlton on Saturday, October 21 at 8am. Afterwards, families can enjoy a free pancake and sausage breakfast. A maximum of 200 participants can participate, and all of them will receive a DryFit T-shirt, a swimming cap and a medal.

These are just the main pieces of this wide-ranging sporting event. Google “Challenge Aruba” to find the event’s website and Facebook page to get all the details.

ATECH – Technology Conference During an Aruba October

Aruba October

Most people don’t realize that the hottest Caribbean tech conference is part of an Aruba October. If you keep tabs on technological developments, this is the conference to attend. Participants will have the opportunity to meet, see, and hear the next generation of tech game-changers and innovators who will gather at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino on October 26-28. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend to interact with more than 50 speakers, 100 startups and 150 other companies from the world of tech. Find out all the details by just doing a Google search on “ATECH Aruba” to find the event’s website and Facebook page.

Halloween on One Happy Island

Aruba October

An Aruba October would be incomplete without celebrating Halloween! Many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other venues will be marking this fun holiday with costume parties, and if you’re on One Happy Island with children, many of the resorts and hotels will be offering trick-or-treating and Halloween parties that are kid-friendly for families to enjoy.

Arriving in Style for an Aruba October

 

Aruba October

If you are coming to One Happy Island for an Aruba October to enjoy any of these great events, you can ease the hassles and headaches of international travel by taking advantage of our VIP Airport Hosting Arrival Services. What does this mean? It means, among other things, that you get to skip all the lines throughout the airport! Arrive in style with the following VIP services:

  • Greeted by VIP professional host at the end of the arrival bridge.
  • Expedited fast-track procedures through immigration.
  • Personalized attention in the airports VIP Club Lounge with complementary snacks and beverages.
  • Your baggage is handled with care.
  • Streamlined customs processing.
  • Your baggage hand-delivered to you.
  • Escort from airport to ground transportation.

International travel can be both tiring and stressful, but with our VIP airport hosting services, you’ll arrive to Aruba feeling refreshed and excited for what lies ahead. Visit our website to book now!

 

Be part of our VIP Hostess team

First Class Aruba looking for a new VIP Host / Hostess

First Class Experience Aruba is a concierge company providing signature services to passengers at Queen Beatrix Aruba International Airport.
Our main service consist of VIP fast track hosting at arrival, departure and transit at the aiport. Whether adding an extra touch of comfort, convenience, or sense of luxury, our airport Concierge exceeds our client’s expectations by executing whiteglove service in a fast paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications VIP Airport Host / Hostess:
• Multi-lingual
• Fluent in english
• Passionate approach to costumer service, positive attitude, strong work ethic, exceptional organizational skills.
• Direct experience in the hospitality industry
• Excellent internal and external customer service skills
• Ability to work in a hectic, stressful environment while delivering a very calm, positive, efficient and comforting service • Outgoing personality
Requirements for VIP Airport Host / Hostess:
• Possess at least a High School Diploma or equivalent
• Possess current authorization to work in Aruba
• Possess a letter of good conduct issued by the Justice Department
• Must have a minimum of 10 years living in Aruba legally
• Ability to work under pressure with a minimal supervision
• Must wear company uniform as prescribed and conform to all high standards
• Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
• Must be able to work split shift work including irregular shifts during, holidays and weekends • Must be flexible in work schedule to match the demand services
• Airport and/or Airline hospitality service experience would be a strong asset
We are offering full time and on call/weekend opportutinies with flexible time and competitive compensation. If interested please send your CV with photo to email: hr@firstclassaruba.com

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