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Dolphin Mall brings some snow to South Florida as shoppers get a head start on Black Friday – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Bargain shoppers flocked to malls in South Florida to take advantage of some pre-Black Friday sales before malls closed on Thanksgiving.

It was almost the most amazing time of the year at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, as the first-time shoppers took off for the holidays on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving night also brought the first magical snowfall of the season at the mall, an annual tradition.

“I think it’s cool to do that, because it never snows in Miami,” said Monica Martinez.

“When it snows, it’s Christmas time,” Angelina Hernandez said.

“Basically, we have music going on, kids with their sticks, and we’re just enjoying a magical night,” said Madeleine Bello Calvar, a spokeswoman for Dolphin Mall. “It” is every night at 7 am and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 and 9 am. ”

One of the children said, “I love Christmas.”

And what does “It’s Almost Christmas” say more than Black Friday deals?

This year’s best discounts are already here, and shoppers aren’t waiting until Friday to stop them.

“I try to advise people to shop early,” Lillian Ledesma said.

Many people seem to agree with this advice. Wednesday saw heavy traffic at Dolphin Mall and other malls in South Florida.

If you haven’t started holiday shopping, experts say it’s time to come up with a game plan.

“I bought an iPad for my son,” said one early shopper.

The Dolphin Mall is one of many malls in South Florida that’s backtracking on Thanksgiving shopping altogether.

Sawgrass and Dadland Centers are scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Friday.

Aventura is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, and Dolphin Mall will open at 9 a.m. and remain open until midnight.

“This takes the pressure off of wanting to come on Thursday night,” one early shopper said.

Walmart and Target are closing their doors this Thanksgiving, while CVS, Walgreens and BrandsMart will be open for limited hours.

However, the National Retail Federation expects Black Friday sales to break records after plummeting during the pandemic.

Supply chain issues may increase demand. Experts advise shoppers to go out early on Friday or consider Cyber ​​Monday as an alternative.

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