Island Extravaganza concludes on November 28th

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Aruba’s biggest party is scheduled for the 28th of November when the Renaissance shopping malls in Oranjestad pull all stops for an all-day, all night fun happening, concluding their 39-day Island Extravaganza campaign.

And Renaissance is inviting you to participate, who knows, you might drive away in the fully loaded Ford Mustang convertible at the end of that day.

To participate locals and visitors are invited to shop, dine and play at the heart of town Renaissance complex, and bring their receipts to the Player Center at either the Crystal or the Seaport Casino where they will receive a raffle ticket for each Awg 25 spent. Having filled out your name and address appropriately and having deposited the raffle ticket in the designated drum, you are guaranteed a chance at winning. Casino players are rewarded with raffle tickets for each 25 points they accumulate while playing.

On November 28th, a twelve hour party is planned to celebrate the conclusion of the campaign with folkloric dances, live musical entertainment, a car show, a fashion show, and a slew of other family oriented activities capped by a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The drum will spin at 7 p.m. that night, in plain public view, selecting the lucky man or women, the winners of the new 2009 Ford Mustang Convertible.

How to get there:

Island visitors are invited to hop on the special Free Transportation bus. Get on the bus at any of the island hotels, for trips into town starting at 10 am.


There will be three entertainment areas in the Renaissance Marketplace, in the Renaissance Mall and on the Boulevard.

The Renaissance Marketplace will feature kid activities such as Dino Jump, Wall Painting, Arts & Crafts, and in the spirit of the season Sinterklaas and his Swarte Piets, will also be present. A DJ and Steel Band Music are the opening act, while Tsunami, and Grupo Di Betico are the main event, as they will be dishing out their fantastic music from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Renaissance Mall stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and shoppers will be treated to an Opera Show, a wine & cheese station, besides strolling Disney characters and the services of a massage therapist offering neck and back chair massages. A stylish fashion show will strut the styles of Ermenegildo Zegna, Colombian Emeralds, Eva Boutique, Entre Nous, Facconable, BCBG, Gimmick, Red Sail Sports & Sun Specs on a runway in the middle of the mall.

The Boulevard will feature a classic car show, a cultural dance show, the finals of the Top Dog Contest and a Carnival Parade beginning at the Plaza Café and concluding next to the Louis Vuitton boutique. The Boulevard will also offer a variety of food choices from BBQ to hotdogs, Popcorn and Cotton Candy and a Balashi Beer tent.

Special Offers Renaissance Mall:

The elegant stores at the Renaissance Mall are offering tremendous specials during the Island Extravaganza conclusion happening, with a pre-Christmas sale at Ralph Laurent and discounts ranging from 10% to 30% at Furla, Gimmick, Sunspecs, Ermenengildo Zegna, and Colombian Emeralds.  Okeanos Spa will deliver a 25-minute Swedish massage combined with a 25-minute facial for just $75 or the Aruban Spicy wrap for $50.- Aquarius Restaurant is granting a 15% discount on food that day, and Maggie’s Salon is featuring a free extra treatment with any paid for hair, hand & feet service, also a free hair analysis station.

Special Offers Renaissance Marketplace:

All of the Renaissance Marketplace hip and trendy eateries, Cilo, Scandals, Subway, Café the Plaza, the Pancake House & Dunkin Donuts advertise attractive specials for the day, including Balashi beer for Awg 4 at the Grand Café Tropical. Rage Silver is conducting an exciting sale and the Surf Shop is offering two trendy pairs of sun glasses for the price of one.

November 28th, will be a very exciting day as the Renaissance Resorts in both Aruba and Curacao, concluding the inter-island, year-end Island Extravaganza promotion, designed to award a Ford Mustang convertible on both islands simultaneously, to two lucky winners on the same day, televise live and streamed live to the Renaissance Mall. Check out the car on display street side, and start dreaming  . . .

The campaign is offered by: Renaissance Mall & Marketplace and Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino.