Brunch and Beyond

Unique local ideas for a very special Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mom’s big weekend with the best gift you can give her: quality time! Make memories over brunch cruises, botanical workshops, jazz dinners, scenic train rides, garden strolls, and more. Bring the whole family together for picture-perfect fun.


Mother’s Day Bottomless Mimosa Brunch on the Ben Franklin Yacht. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delightful 2-hour cruise! Indulge in a lavish buffet featuring desserts and a live DJ spinning tunes to elevate the ambiance. Sip on bottomless mimosas as you soak in the beauty of the surroundings. 12:30-3PM. 401 N Christopher Columbus Blvd. Tix $65

Natural Botanical Dye with Wildflowers at Cherry Street Pier. Learn methods to dye cotton fabrics with wildflowers and natural plants. Create an organic textile. All plant-based materials included. 12-4PM Tix: $25 C121 North Christopher Columbus Blvd. Tix $25

Pre-Mother’s Day Floral Workshop. A fun and creative event where you can learn how to arrange beautiful floral bouquets just in time for Mother’s Day. This in-person workshop will take place at Dock Street Brewery South, a fantastic location to get your creative juices flowing. Bring your friends or family members and spend some quality time together while creating stunning floral arrangements. Reserve your spot now. 12-2PM. 2118 Washington Ave. Tix: $35


Mom + Me Jewelry-Making Workshop at Rittenhouse Hyatt | Learn fun new skills together at this beginner-level interactive, hands-on class with the Philly-based artist and designer behind the award-winning local jewelry brand, Feast. All tools & materials provided, plus light refreshments and mimosas. Bring your own beads, charms, or broken jewelry to fix or redesign. Everyone leaves with an original piece of jewelry you created yourself. Choose from two sessions, 1pm and 3:30pm. 1620 Chancellor St. Tix from $105

Mother’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise | This Mother’s Day take a cruise on the Delaware River with City Cruises Philadelphia. Enjoy a special buffet, classic cocktails, and Philadelphia’s most incredible views. Celebrate with dining and dancing from our climate-controlled interior or soak in the picturesque backdrop from our outdoor decks. These cruises are perfect for all ages! 9:30AM-12PM. 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd. Tix from $93

Mother’s Day Jazz Dinner Extravaganza at Philly Inn & Suites | A fun-filled Mother’s Day extravaganza featuring live jazz, hilarious comedy, and a pop-up shop for all your gifting needs! 4444 City Avenue. Tix: $50 for adults, $25 for kids under 12.

Mothers Day Dinner & Jazz | Treat your mom to a night of delicious food, smooth tunes, and great company in Manayunk. Performances by Songbird & Co. 3-7PM. 4141 Station St. Manayunk. Tix: $65

Mother’s Day Brunch at Ocean Prime | This classic-steak and seafood-forward modern American restaurant is opening its doors for a special brunch honoring Moms. Selections from this limited-time menu include cocktails such as a Citrus Rhubarb Mimosa, Tequila Sour, and a Velvet Falernum. Entrées include Lobster Toast with avocado purée, pea shoots, and a sunny side up egg, Brioche French Toast with cinnamon sugar whipped mascarpone, sausage, and maple syrup, and Prime Steak & Egg comprised of a 6oz NY strip, poached egg, crispy potatoes, and citrus truffle vinaigrette. Reservations are highly encouraged. (11am – 3pm) 124 S 15th St.

Unlimited Spanish Tapas at Oloroso | Philadelphia’s premier Spanish tapas restaurant and sherry bar in the heart of Center City, is extending its hours to bring back its very special buffet-style Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Foodies have access to an all-you-can-eat buffet including a potato bar, salads, a carving station serving up a variety of braised meats, and much more.

Sip specialty drip coffee, or a choice of one complimentary cocktail (sangria, mimosa, bloody mary, or a zero-proof beverage), and access to the restaurant’s à la carte selections of sherry, cocktails, porróns (wine pitchers) and wines by the glass. Reservations are highly encouraged. 1121 Walnut St. $45 for adults, $25 kids under 10 (tax + tip not included)

Mother’s Day Express at West Chester Railroad | All aboard! Take a scenic 90-minute train ride through historic Chester County, dotted with quaint 19th century mills, towns, and farmlands to the picturesque village of Glen Mills with its restored Victorian station – thought to be designed by renown architect Frank Furness. Bring a picnic and relax with the family along the banks of Chester Creek. Choose from two options: 12 and 2PM. 230 E Market St, West Chester. Tix $25 for adults, $20 for kids under 12, with a special rate for Moms — just $5!

Comedy Brunch at City Winery | Make her laugh with Soul Comedy’s “Brunch So Funny” presentation of live stand-up starting at noon, featuring some of the city’s best entertainers. Fill up afterward with a Mother’s Day menu featuring Mimosa flights, made-to-order omelets, strawberries-and-cream French toast, and other favorites she’ll love. 900 Filbert Street. Tix from $35

Mother’s Day Jam at City Winery | Treat your music-loving mom to an amazing evening of entertainment with Mister Mann’s Jam Band bringing the funk! Local singers and musicians rock the main stage with all the best covers of R&B, Soul, Pop, Gospel, and more. A hand-clapping, foot-stomping Philly institution for more than a decade. 900 Filbert Street. Tix from $29

Mother’s Day Gospel Celebration at The Liacouras Center | Unforgettable music from today’s biggest gospel artists – Donnie McClurkin, Ricky Dillard, The Clark Sisters, and Jason Nelson. Be inspired by music that uplifts and heals.

This Mother’s Day Celebration has become an annual event for mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and all music lovers celebrating our matriarch’s impact on multiple generations. Show starts at 4PM. Pro-tip: If you want to go above and beyond for Mom, reserve seats at the pre-show Supper Club, and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. 1776 N Broad St. Tix $55/$60


Tea Around Town | Dress up for an elegant and oh-so-civilized adventure: High Tea aboard a beautifully-appointed double-decker bus cruising through the city’s most historic sites. Enjoy a flavorful selection of teas and a lively menu of sweet and savory treats from traditional scones and cucumber sandwiches to smoked saloon, ribeye, and cheesecake. With panoramic views, live entertainment, and so many great photo ops. Tix from $80pp

Mother’s Day Weekend at Longwood Gardens | Visit Longwood Gardens on Mother’s Day Weekend to celebrate the famous Festival of Fountains opening weekend, featuring the stunning sights and sounds of the Illuminated Fountain Performance in the evenings (open til 10PM). Of course, it’s also fantastic just to stroll through their flower-filled gardens, breathtaking in spring. Mother’s Day Weekend is a popular time to visit. Advance-timed admission tickets are required daily. 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square. Tix $25 with discounts for seniors, students, veterans, kids, and SNAP/EBT/ACCESS. Seasonal fine dining in their restaurant, 1906 (till 4pm), plus casual fare at the Café (till 5pm), plus pizza & burgers in the Beer Garden (weather permitting).

FOR ANYTIME  More fun ideas in our Local Guide for Spring Adventures, where you’ll find lots of great sites, flavors, and experiences to plan the perfect celebration for your mom, whatever her schedule.

How’d we do? Did we miss anything? Please leave your favorite Mother’s Day suggestions  — and best feedback — in the Comments below for other readers to discover. Cheers to all our local Moms! 💐🥂🩷

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