December 22, 2014 | 7:00am
With Christmas just a few days days away, holiday panic is setting in all over Miami. As you read this, people are fighting for parking spots at Dadeland Mall, braining each other over deals at Aventura, and waiting in DMV-like lines at the post office to overpay for two-day shipping.
Let's just say this isn't likely to be a stress-less week.
With ten million things left to do (and money you'll spend doing them), now's the time to take advantage of free fun.
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Magical Snowfall at Dolphin Mall: The hot temps make it hard to get into the holiday spirit. Step into the air conditioned comfort of Dolphin Mall, and experience snow the way we like it in Miami: all of the magic, none of the hassles.
Courtesy of Aventura Mall
Santa's Village at Aventura Mall: Let's be real -- you probably have some last-minute shopping to do, so why not see Santa while you're at it? He'll be in residence, complete with his crew.
Rapport Family Annual Holiday Display in Cutler Bay: By Christmas evening, you'll likely be DYING to get out of the house, having had your fill of your loving family. Visit the Rapport family's epic display and thank baby Jesus you didn't have to be the one to put it up.
Critical Mass at Government Center: Burn off those holiday calories with the last ride of the year. So long 2014, it's been weird.
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