Miami’s Premier Fashion Destination to Open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Night

AVENTURA, Fla. – (Nov. 11, 2013) – This holiday season, more than one million sparkling lights will adorn the exterior of Aventura Mall, providing a spectacular showcase at Miami’s premier fashion destination.

Debuting the evening of Saturday, Nov. 16, “Aventura Mall Illumination” includes more than 10,000 strings of white lights, over 2,500 animated snowfall tubes and 275 snowflakes. The new, must-see attraction required more than 3,700 man hours to complete and includes over 65 miles of lights.

Inside, Aventura Mall shoppers will take a trip to the North Pole at Santa’s Village – a five-tier, 52-foot tall display highlighted by Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, along with an elaborate holiday tree and an animated show that includes lights, music and special holiday characters. Kids can visit Santa and share their holiday wishes starting Saturday, Nov. 16 at noon. Located at Fountain Court, Santa’s Village is the perfect backdrop for family photo packages.

Kids and grown-ups also enjoy “Aventura’s Model Train Station,” a 16 by 29-foot display that features electric trains whistling and smoking their way through a village, amusement park, old time mill, and snowcapped mountain ranges. The model train station is located in JCPenney Court and open mall hours.

For the first time, Aventura Mall’s traditional Black Friday holiday shopping season kicks off Thanksgiving Night, allowing visitors to get an early start on gift purchasing and take advantage of special offers.

The shopping center will open at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 and remain open until 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. For complete holiday hours, visit or call (305) 935-1110.

Santa’s Village is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 8 p.m. Special hours include Saturday, Nov. 16, from noon – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The first 200 shoppers to purchase a photo package will receive a $10 discount. Children receive a complimentary book provided by the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, Inc., an Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts holiday coloring book, and a special treat from Bauducco (one per child, while supplies last).

Furry family members can also visit Santa! Cats and dogs less than 25 pounds are invited to Pet Nights on Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

About Aventura Mall
Miami’s premier fashion destination, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques and more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Macy’s, the shopping venue features a magnificent, two-story flagship Louis Vuitton, as well as Cartier, Burberry, Red Valentino, Emilio Pucci and Breitling. Aventura Mall is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top five grossing shopping centers and has been named one of America’s most visited shopping centers by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Aventura Mall’s 28 million+ annual visitors also enjoy nearly a dozen restaurants, an artist-designed interactive playground, a 24-screen AMC Movie Theatre with IMAX, and a taste of South Florida’s thriving arts scene with Turnberry for the Arts, featuring contemporary installations by renowned international and South Florida artists. Located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, the mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. For more information call (305) 935-1110, visit online at Aventura Mall is owned and managed by Turnberry Associates.

19501 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, Fl 33180 | 305-935-1110