It’s that time of year again. Time to spread good cheer, enjoy various holiday activities, spend time with family and hustle through the holiday crowds. To help you get the most out of this season, we’ve compiled a list of holiday happenings in malls across South Florida. There are events to be enjoyed by all from photos with Santa that even your pets can enjoy, to holiday music, Hanukkah festivities, musical performances and much more. Explore many of the treats the local malls have in store for you with your family and friends, and start making memories.
Santa Claus will be at the Aventura Mall through Dec. 24 at Santa’s Village in Fountain Court. Photos with Santa will be available 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The hours on Christmas Eve are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 16-by-29-foot Model Train Station in the JCPenny court includes a miniature town, amusement park, old-time mill and snowcapped mountain ranges.
For holiday hours, go to aventuramall.com/holiday-store-hours.html.
The Miami Marlins will be at CocoWalk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22 with live radio remotes, Billy the Marlin, the Marlins Dancers and giveaways.
Santa Claus will be at CocoWalk from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays in December.
Jazz Pizzazz will take place every Thursday night for the rest of the year from 6 to10 p.m. featuring the best in live and local jazz.
Holiday Hours are 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily. For more information, go to cocowalk.net.
Santa is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through the holidays. A Breakfast With Santa event is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1.
Dadeland Mall offers designated parking for families with newborns and strollers, as well as family restrooms that offer privacy for nursing mothers.
Go to simon.com/mall/dadeland-mall for holiday hours.