Ah, the holidays. From buying presents for everyone on your list (including your crazy Aunt Sue) to stuffing the turkey to returning not-so-great gifts, well, we could use some extra minutes this time of year. Luckily for us South Floridians, a spate of malls are offering extended Black Friday and holiday season hours.
Dadeland Mall, The Falls, Miami International Mall and Shops at Sunset Place are announcing enhanced holiday season opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers. Dadeland Mall, The Falls and Miami International Mall will be open from 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving) through 1 a.m. Friday, November 28 to kick off the holiday shopping season. All properties will re-open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, November 28 and will close at 10 p.m. that evening; however, Shops at Sunset Place will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Black Friday, November 28, 2014 and will close at 11 p.m. that evening.
On Saturday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 23, the mall will offer extended hours. Dadeland Mall and Miami International Mall will be open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., The Falls will be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Shops at Sunset Place will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24. All properties will be closed on Christmas Day. On Friday, December 26, Dadeland Mall will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., The Falls will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Miami International Mall will be open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Shops at Sunset Place will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Over at Aventura Mall, shoppers may have noticed that the mall is beginning to look festive. “Illumination” starts Saturday, Nov. 15, and the mall’s exterior will feature more than 56 miles of lights. Santa’s Village will also return to Aventura Mall on Nov. 15 and is located in Fountain Court. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, Aventura Mall’s hours will be 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Black Friday, Nov. 28, the mall will open early at 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. And on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Aventura Mall will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last-minute shoppers…consider yourselves warned.