Saturday February 22nd, 8 pm – 2 am. The Lighting Parade in Oranjestad is a twinkling nighttime extravaganza. Tiny lights sewn into costumes create a magical effect as marchers make their way along the Aruba carnival parade route. Best place to watch is in front of Café Chaos on the LG Smith Boulevard, as you’ll have the convenience of a bar and restrooms close-by and can enjoy the great ambiance there. Other suggestions are Vondellaan or the Talk of the Town area of LG Smith Blvd. Note: Oranjestad basically closes down for the parade, so make sure to go downtown early to find parking space, or (better) take a taxi.