Best Christmas Shopping in Fort Lauderdale, 2015

While it may be hard to imagine Christmas shopping in Fort Lauderdale, it actually is the ideal place. No, there will no snow flurries or trees bare of their leaves, nor a need to bundle up with coats, scarves, gloves and boots, but the holiday spirit is certainly in the air. So throw on some shorts and flip flops and a warm-weather shirt and start marking off that Christmas shopping list. We at 10best present ten of the area's finest, and sometimes quirky places that are ideal for holiday shopping. From the elegant and sophisticated Galleria with its stellar list of retailers such as Neiman-Marcus, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma and the Apple Stores, to the amazing Sawgrass Mills with discounted names such as Prada, Ralph Lauren and Barney's New York. Take in the famous Las Olas Boulevard with its upscale boutiques and shops and the spirit of the holidays in the air. Shopping malls are favorites, too, with Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward Mall in Plantation. And the quirky stop? It's the Swap Shop, just west on Sunrise Boulevard. This has everything from a farmer's market to a flea market and everything in between – including a drive-in theatre! Fort Lauderdale takes shopping seriously, so join in the fun!

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Swap Shop
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack

Reputed to be the South's biggest flea market, Fort Lauderdale's Swap Shop is an experience all in itself. You can't miss the bright yellow people bridge over Sunrise Boulevard which beckons passers-by to come on in and be surprised. Forget the...  Read More

Bass Pro Shop's Outdoor World

Christmas shoppers must make time for the very popular Outdoor World. Conveniently located in Dania Beach, this place is more than just a store, this is hunting and fishing enthusiast's dream. And bring the kids, too and watch their faces as...  Read More

Festival Flea Market

Certainly a mall like few others, The Festival Flea Market Mall in Pompano Beach, Florida, just a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale, is an experience all its own. This mall is over a quarter-mile long and has more than five hundred amazing...  Read More

Downtown Hollywood
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Shopping in Hollywood, Florida's famed Hollywood Boulevard is an exceptional experience, and what a better place to experience old Florida while doing holiday shopping with its near-endless options. This historic tree-lined boulevard offers...  Read More

The Fountains
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The Fountains in the city of Plantation has grown to be one of the premiere shopping destinations west of Fort Lauderdale. Located at I-595 and University Drive, The Fountains was recently renovated to accommodate a more striking, modern layout...  Read More

Broward Mall

Located west of Fort Lauderdale in the upscale suburb of Plantation is Broward Mall. On the cross streets of Broward and University Boulevard, this popular local mall is the stop to make for a weekend shopping trip or an evening out. Classic...  Read More

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Coral Ridge Mall
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack

For over 40 years Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale has been a staple shopping center and the go-to place for locals and visitors alike. Just blocks from the very popular Fort Lauderdale Beach and easy to find at the crossroads of Oakland Park...  Read More

Las Olas Boulevard

Probably the most popular street in Fort Lauderdale, trendy Las Olas Boulevard features one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. But the fun doesn't stop there. This is where the city comes to play. Check the...  Read More

Sawgrass Mills
Photo courtesy of Sawgrass Mills

Billed as the second most popular tourist attraction in the state of Florida after Disney World, this Fort Lauderdale sprawling shopping mall's more than 350 stores are brimming with unbeatable bargains. Also noted as being Florida's largest...  Read More

The Galleria
Photo courtesy of Galleria

Keeping with Fort Lauderdale's grand world-class image, The Galleria has set a new standard in shopping for residents and its many visitors alike. It's easy to see why this upscale shopping mecca is one of the most popular malls in Fort...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale

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