South Florida malls to open on Thanksgiving Day

Largest mall owners announce holiday plans


MIAMI – Most South Florida mall employees will be spending Thanksgiving at work.

Fortune reports two of the largest mall developers in the U.S. made it official and announced that they will open their shopping centers on the holiday.

The move bucks a recent trend by some retailers to remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Simon Malls owns 10 properties in South Florida, including Dadeland and Sawgrass Mills.

General Growth Properties, which owns Bayside Marketplace and Village of Merrick Park, also confirmed it would open the doors to its malls.

A Simon representative told Fortune that stores in its malls are not required to open, but that most do. Each mall has different holiday operating hours, so check before you shop.

Despite the competition remaining open, the Aventura Mall has denied the lure of additional shoppers and will keep its doors locked on turkey day.

The largest mall in the country, Mall of America in Minnesota, previously announced that it would remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Marshalls, Dillard's, IKEA, and T.J. Maxx have also pledged to stay closed.


  • Town Center at Boca Raton
  • Coral Square Mall (Coral Springs)
  • Miami International Mall
  • Dadeland Mall
  • The Falls
  • Sawgrass Mills
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Village of Merrick Park
  • Dolphin Mall