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Celebrate Mother’s Day on Chicago’s North Shore

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, the North Shore is filled with shops and boutiques where you’ll find one-of-a-kind presents mom will love. And if brunch or afternoon tea is always part of your festivities, check out these restaurants and deals. But why not celebrate mom, the important women in your life, or with your children throughout the month? You can thanks to these events and offers.
 
For the Mom You Want to Pamper  
 
Treat mom to a staycation at Westin Chicago North Shore in May and she’ll receive a certificate for a mani-pedi at Botti Nail & Spa, Inc. when you mention rate plan BOTTI. That’s double the pampering! Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling

Mothers Day on Chicagos North Shore
Brunch at Hearth, Evanston | Photo Courtesy of Hearth Restaurant

For the Mom Who Loves Brunch
 
Flowers are nice, but if we’re being honest, brunch is so much better. Treat mom to Allgauer’s award-winning Champagne Brunch featuring more than 100 decadent items ranging from unlimited champagne and mimosas to a never-ending dessert buffet. Tuscany in Wheeling is serving up a delicious brunch buffet complete with nine drool-worthy stations. The Glen Club is also offering a mouthwatering selection featuring made-to-order omelets and carved prime rib. Or cozy up near the fireplace at Hearth. This Evanston spot is serving up three yummy courses (complete with a waffle sundae!). For a full list of Mother’s Day brunches, click here.
 
For the Mom Who Loves Tea
 
Celebrate early with Tea School on May 6 at The Spice and Tea Exchange of Evanston. You’ll learn how to brew loose leaf teas a variety of ways, a gift mom will be able to use at home whenever she needs a cup of tea. If you prefer your tea with scones and mini sandwiches, head to Peckish Pig on May 13 a traditional afternoon tea. Pinkies up! The Spice and Tea Exchange of Evanston, 1615 Sherman Ave., Evanston & Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St., Evanston

Mothers Day on Chicagos North Shore
Dahlias at Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe | Photo Courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden

For the Outdoorswoman
 
There might be no better way to spend a day or evening with mom than with a walk around the gorgeous grounds of Chicago Botanic Garden. Visit May 6-7 for the Central States Dahlia Society Sale or purchase tickets for Grapevines & Wines on May 11. The littlest members of your family will also love a trip to the Model Railroad Garden, which opens May 13. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
 
For the Fitness Fanatic
 
Try a fitness class together at North Suburban YMCA for free during their Mom’s Day Fit Fun Weekend May 12-14. Choose from yoga, pilates, zumba or a variety of other classes. North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road, Northbrook
 
For the Mom Who Loves All Things Vintage
 
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Vintage Market at The Grove will take place May 13. Shop among more than 50 vendors and enjoy product demos, live music and food trucks at this market presented by The Grove and Vintage Nest. The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview

Mothers Day on Chicagos North Shore
Skokie Festival of Cultures, Skokie | Photo Courtesy of Skokie Park District

For the Festival Fan

Can’t celebrate on Mother’s Day? Meet mom for a day (or two) at Skokie Festival of Cultures May 20-21. This premier festival will showcase the diversity of Skokie with ethnic folk music, dance, food, a beer tasting, arts and crafts, a merchandise bazaar and cultural booths. It’s a great way to get to know not only Skokie but also the world. Oakton Park, 4701 W. Oakton St., Skokie
 
For the Mom Who Loves the Theater
 
Perfectly timed for Mother’s Day, Oil Lamp Theater presents “Motherhood Out Loud,” 20 short plays exploring everything from childbirth to empty nesting and adoption to step-parenting. Audiences around the country have raved about this show, so don’t miss your chance to see it in Glenview while you can. Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview
 
For the History Buff
 
Spend time reflecting with mom at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Through June 18, the Museum is showcasing Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann. The exhibit will take you inside the trial of a Nazi war criminal that captured the world’s attention. The museum will also offer free admission to moms May 13-14 and 10 percent off in the Legacy Shop. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
 
Find even more things to do, brunches, attractions, deals and more here.
 

This entry was posted in Dining, Events, Museums, Outdoors, on May 1, 2017.

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