The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The resort’s Ritual Coffee Culture offers specialty drinks for the holiday, including roasted marshmallow mochas. Stop by Madero pop-up bar for holiday-themed cocktails. On-site restaurant Casa Nonna NY offers Christmas Day dinner with festive holiday dishes with a Caribbean twist. The restaurant also serves a family-friendly buffet on New Year’s Eve. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom hosts a buffet on New Year’s Eve. Watch a holiday fashion show Dec. 27. All items will be available for purchase at The Shops at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. Ring in the new year at Divi Sushi Bar & Lounge or the pool deck.
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
On Christmas Eve, the resort hosts Christmas carolers. Enjoy eggnog while listening to classic holiday carols. Following caroling, head to the beach for a bonfire complete with s’mores and views of Grace Bay. Practice yoga with Mrs. Claus on Christmas morning, then meet Santa at the Ritz Kids Club. The resort hosts a Christmas dinner buffet in the ballroom and on the event lawn, followed by a Christmas movie screening. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an exclusive dinner at either BLT Steak or Casa Nonna NY, or opt for a gala dinner buffet. Reserve a pool cabana or attend the New Year’s Eve Fireworks After Party to ring in the new year.
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