Skip to Content

Miami malls where you can find tree lightings, Santa photos & more

Sharing is caring!

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

There will, in fact, be free holiday events taking place at Miami malls. But we aware that these will require social distancing, face coverings and reservations.

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

To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter and visit our Facebook group page.

Dadeland Mall Holiday Events:

  • Photos with Santa: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 Click here to RSVP
  • Tree lighting: TBA
  • Nightly snowfall: Through Jan. 3, 2020 at 5 and 7 p.m. in the Fashion Wing near Tesla.

The Falls Holiday Events:

  • Photos with Santa: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 Click here to RSVP
  • Snowfalls: Nov. 27 through Dec. 26 Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. in Center Court.

Miami International Mall Holiday Events:

Dolphin Mall Holiday Events

  • Photos with Santa with Santa’s Flight Academy: Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 Click here to RSVP
  • Click here for details on other holiday offerings.

Aventura Mall Holiday Events:

  • Meet and Greet with Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch at The Grinch’s Grotto: Nov. 27 through Dec. 31 (excluding Christmas Day) at Treats Food Hall. $50 for a party of five. Click here for tickets.
  • The Aventura Station holiday display located on the Lower Level next to Zara through early January.
  • Deck the Halls Shoppe by The Christmas Palace: Pop-up holiday display located in a glass atrium featuring 10-foot-tall Nutcrackers, oversized Christmas trees and decorative flowers, gingerbread houses, crystal dolls, decorative reindeer and more than two dozen holiday-themed categories.

CityPlace Doral Holiday Events:

  • Holiday Stroll on the Plaza: Stroll around the Fountain Plaza and take in the pop-up Artisan Market, a great place to find unique gifts plus, listen to holiday music and watch a live art show. In the evening enjoy the decorated Christmas tree and palm trees, lit with hundreds of holiday lights and the colorful fountain waters choreographed to holiday music. The displays will remain lit nightly from 6-11 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Brickell City Centre Holiday Events:

  • Santa’s Post Office pop-up event with socially-distanced photos with Santa, letter to Santa materials to create your own customized wish list and designated pet photo days. Kids will love the playful Santa’s workshop backdrop with a display of toys, workshop tools and colorful wrapping paper. Open for letter-writing and Instagram selfies daily from 1-5 p.m., Santa will be there Saturdays and Sundays during those hours. Pet photo days will be Dec. 6 and 13 during these hours as well. Open Nov. 27-Dec. 24.

Shops at Merrick Park

  • North Pole virtual visits happen through Jan. 7. The holiday festivities include story time with Santa or Mrs. Claus and a pre-recorded message with Santa that kids will love. Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. is the Holiday Drive-Thru Celebration along San Lorenzo Ave. to view the holiday light display, listen to holiday music, enjoy free giveaways from participating stores and a special appearance from Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy and be entered in a raffle for a chance to win great prizes. Hosted by Miami Kids Magazine and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Southland Mall

  • Santa makes his grand entrance in a Mercedes-Benz on Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. by the Mall’s main entrance by DSW.  Then until 4 p.m. enjoy selfies by the holiday selfie wall display next to City Gear. Click here for details on Santa hours and more holiday festivities at Southland Mall.

Got an item to submit for this post? Click here

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.

Get your tickets for Zoo Lights Miami at Zoo Miami before Nov. 23 and for discounted prices. Click here for details about the holiday display at the attraction.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Friday, November 5, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Monday, November 8, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Friday, November 12, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Monday, November 15, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Friday, November 19, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Monday, November 22, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Friday, November 26, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Monday, November 29, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

Tags

Tags

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media