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If you’ve been looking for a sweet way to spend the day with your kids, a new interactive exhibit inside of Aventura Mall may just do the trick.
If you’ve been looking for a sweet way to spend the day with your kids, a new interactive exhibit inside of Aventura Mall may just do the trick.

AVENTURA, Fla. – If you’ve been looking for a sweet way to spend the day with your kids, a new interactive exhibit inside of Aventura Mall may just do the trick (although your dentist may not approve of it).

Miami Sweet is a new immersive experience founded by Jackie Sorkin and her company, Candy Kingdom, that’s entirely candy-themed.

“It’s a total vibe in the 305,” Sorkin said. “This is my love letter to all things Miami. Really it’s because Miami is bursting with energy, culture, the best entertainment, food, year-round sunshine. Everything I do is joy and happiness -- Miami is that.”

According to organizers, the concept will “combine art, entertainment, and retail to deliver an unforgettable visit that ignites the imagination.”

The exhibition, which opened inside of Aventura Mall on Friday, features a 12-room, fully interactive space and “colossal” candy art.

Miami Sweet opens on Oct. 15 in Aventura Mall. (Courtesy of Miami Sweet)

As visitors enter the space, they’ll be greeted with “tropical music accompanying a colorful confetti dance party” before entering unique and colorful South Florida-themed rooms.

One of those rooms is entirely Versace-themed. There is also a jungle room, carnival room and beach room, among others.

“It’s been dark out there for almost two years now. It was time for me to create something that stands as a reminder that life is beautiful and nothing can steal our joy,” Sorkin said. “This is my answer to the hardship, providing everyone with a care-free opportunity where your only job is just to have fun, come play, and make sweet memories.”

Miami Sweet is located inside of Aventura Mall at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura. It will open to the public on Oct. 15 and will run until February 2022.

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About the Authors:

Nicole Lopez-Alvar is a Miami-born and raised journalist and TV personality covering South Florida and beyond for Local10.com.

Alexis Frazier joined the Local 10 family in April 2020. The Fort Lauderdale native came to WPLG from the ABC affiliate in Columbia, S.C., WOLO-TV. She's glad to be back in South Florida.