Once you’ve survived your Thanksgiving soiree, it’s time to gear up for one of the most anticipated shopping days of the year: Black Friday! Like all veterans, make sure your alarm is set, your outfit is laid out and your most comfortable shoes are waiting by the door. All that’s left to do is study our survival guide, which is guaranteed to lead you to success with minimal stress.
There is no greater feeling than discovering the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Plan ahead by pre-selecting items for everyone on your gift list, from family, friends and your significant other, to your favorite barista or your little one’s teacher. Fail-safe advice: Strategize and identify go-to retailers before jumping in.
Then, pinpoint the most convenient starting point. Pro Tip: Valet or park in the garage next to Aventura Slide Tower, which displays the number of spots available and features indicator lights above each parking space so you can quickly find openings. Your future self will be thankful for the pre-shopping prep!
Shopping is considered cardio, right? Comfortable clothing and shoes designed for all-day activity are must-haves for Black Friday outings. With lengthy shopping lists and limited time, aching toes and shoulder-straining purses are not conducive to Black Friday triumph. Don’t have the right gear? Prep for Black Friday by stopping at Lululemon, Fabletics, Nike or Adidas beforehand to select your ideal athleisure pieces. Comfort is your greatest weapon!
The ultimate threat to one’s shopping success: an empty, growling stomach and lack of energy. Caffeinate with an espresso or latte at Starbucks, Joe & The Juice or Rosetta Bakery, then nourish yourself at Treats Food Hall – or, better yet, treat yourself to a delicious brunch at one of our esteemed restaurants! Tap 42 will offer mouth-watering fuel to shoppers during its Blackout Bottomless Brunch on Black Friday. Need we say more?
You might be on a shopping-fueled mission, but remember to take some time to appreciate the holiday magic taking place at Aventura Mall!
Create Insta-worthy memories with your loved ones at Santa’s Workshop, which opened November 16 on the lower level near Bloomingdale’s, or watch in awe as the Aventura Express Model Train – now operational on the lower level of the expansion wing – winds itself through snow-capped mountains, carnivals, towns, a working drawbridge and more on its longest track yet. Allow yourself to be dazzled by the Twinkling Snowfall Light Experience, and snap photographs with reindeer and red benches scattered throughout the mall (don’t forget to tag us at @AventuraMall!)
In addition to holiday happenings, Candytopia and SlimeCity will be open at the best mall in Miami, inviting shoppers to enjoy these immersive installations and experiences that beg to be shared on Instagram.
When you need a breath of fresh air, the picturesque Aventura Slide Tower and Gorillas in the Mist fountain offer the perfect outdoor photo ops. A race down the slide might just be the adrenaline rush you need to shop ‘til you drop.
And, breathe… You just conquered Black Friday! Kick back with a well-deserved post-shopping meal at Treats Food Hall, International Smoke, Serafina or our other delectable dining destinations.
Still stuffed from brunch? Unwind and recline at AMC Aventura 24 with holiday feature films like Last Christmas.
We wish you a spectacular start to the holiday season!
With the exception of Macy’s and AMC Aventura 24, Aventura Mall will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, November 29. Holiday hours run through Wednesday, Jan. 1.
For more information, call 305-935-1110.