There’s no better time than the holidays to be extra enthusiastic when it comes to selfies, portrait mode, candid shots and group pics. Surely, your upcoming holiday shopping marathons will require a few breaks where you can kick up your feet – and what better way to do that than indulge yourself in a bit of Insta-worthy photo fun? Here at the best mall in Miami, we’re all about the shopping experience, which is why we’re offering plenty of picture-perfect spots to enhance your visit and your social handles.
Ready to add a festive touch to your feed? Take it from our team: these are the Top 5 Instagrammable Holiday Spots at Aventura Mall.
Ideal for adorable family photos and funny pet pics, Santa’s Workshop is highlighted by a mountain of glistening gift boxes stacked 60 feet high, 10-foot teddy bears, classic English-style rocking horses, 12-foot-tall toy soldiers, 13-foot candy canes – and Santa himself! The workshop is topped by a storybook 19th century sleigh pulled by eight reindeer, and a rotating, 140-point Millennium Star. Santa’s Workshop is open now through Dec. 24 on the lower level near Bloomingdale’s. Photo reservations can be made online at bit.ly/AVMSantaPhotoReservations.
Hop onto Santa’s shiny red and gold sleigh, which is set against a bundle of frosted, lit Christmas trees and next to a smiling red-nosed reindeer for a photo that showcases optimal holiday cheer. Pro Tip: capture a beautiful childhood memory by snapping a pic of your kids dropping off their letters to Santa in the mailbox. The installation is located on the upper level in front of Zara.
Take our word for it: This year’s Aventura Train Station is the best one yet. As the largest and grandest Model train in Florida, it’s begging to be captured on your stories. Take videos of the train as it winds through over 100 scale-miles of track through towns with lighted buildings, carnivals, a working drawbridge, a party yacht, more than 500 figurines, over a dozen animated accessories and more. The sensational 18-by-30 foot display is located on the lower level next to Zara and will be up until early January.
Whimsical, topiary reindeer sitting on lacquered red benches in engaging positions are located throughout the shopping center, serving as festive photo opportunities. Take a seat and snap some fun selfies and group shots.
If Boomerangs are your go-to, consider this continuous motion LED display your golden ticket. Experience the sensation of being swept into the middle of a snowfall as the Twinkling Snowfall LED lights appear to float down through the skylight of the three-story atrium. Created by Snarkitecture, the immersive display lets shoppers “feel” the snow being blown past their face as it falls. The installation is located in front of Nordstrom.
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