Carnival’s first official parade. This parade is considered to be Aruba's favorite Carnival parade, a treat for the visual senses. The parade is held in downtown Oranjestad and begins at 7:30 p.m. Thousands of tiny lights are incorporated into costumes, moving vehicles, and floats. The lights add a creative and dramatic effect of the vivid colors that are displayed. Live music lines the route and accompanies the various participating Carnival groups.