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Miami malls: Tree lightings, Santa sightings

Looking forward to decking the halls of malls this holiday season?

There will be plenty of holiday events taking place at Miami malls, back and in person this year.

We'll be updating this post as we receive information!

Dadeland Mall Holiday Events:

The Falls Holiday Events:

Miami International Mall Holiday Events:

Dolphin Mall Holiday Events

  • Photos with Santa at Cozy Winter Wonderland: Nov. 18 through Dec. 24 Click here to RSVP
  • Nightly snowfall: Nov. 23 through Jan. 8 Click here for details

Aventura Mall Holiday Events:

CityPlace Doral Holiday Events:


Brickell City Centre Holiday Events:

  • Treats and surprises at Santa's Ski Lift at BCC Ski Chalet on Garden Deck, Nov. 25 through Dec. 31.
  • Gather at BBC's Ski Chalet for holiday craft making (Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m.); winter holiday musical story time (Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.); holiday storytelling with BKB Moms (Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.)  Click here to RSVP for events.

Shops at Merrick Park:

  • Tree lighting: “Back to Tradition” 19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony of the 50-foot tree plus a live performance by South Florida's Camie Liza, interactive activities and a special appearance by Santa Claus, Nov. 17 at 6-9 p.m.

Southland Mall:

  • Santa's Arrival with The Grinch, Nutcracker and Ballerina: Nov. 25 at noon. Click here for info

Westland Mall:

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Other fun holiday events:

  • Marvel at the abundant holiday displays and take photos with Santa at Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Click here for details.
  • Zoo Lights Miami at Zoo Miami is a holiday extravaganza with lots of festive activities. Click here for details about the holiday display at the attraction.

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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