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Celebrate Mom in Harrisburg

Published: Apr 22, 2024
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Celebrate the incredible mothers in your life by treating them to a day filled with love and appreciation! Join us as we explore some of the best ways to celebrate Mom in Harrisburg, highlighting the city's unique charm and the love we have for the remarkable women who shape our lives.

Brunch at a Local Restaurant

Harrisburg offers several dining options to take Mom to brunch, the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day. Home231, with its charming atmosphere and farm-to-table cuisine, offers a cozy and intimate setting for a special meal. The menu features seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a fresh and flavorful dining experience. Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar is another excellent choice, known for its creative takes on classic dishes and extensive cocktail menu. Mom can enjoy dishes like eggs benedict or avocado toast, paired with a refreshing mimosa or bloody mary. Whichever restaurant you choose, brunch in Harrisburg is sure to be a memorable and delicious experience for Mom on her special day.

Bonus: Home231 is hosting a special Mother's Day Tea party on Saturday, May 11. Get the details.

Plan a Picnic

Taking Mom on a picnic at one of the city's many parks is a wonderful way to celebrate her, surrounded by nature. Start by picking up some delicious treats from Raising The Bar and Anna Rose Bakery to enjoy during your picnic. Raising The Bar offers a variety of gourmet pastries, sandwiches and snacks, perfect for a picnic, while Anna Rose Bakery is known for its delectable cupcakes and other baked goods. Pack a blanket and some comfortable seating, and head to a scenic spot in one of Harrisburg's parks, such as the Sunken Gardens at Riverfront Park or Italian Lake. Spread out your picnic and enjoy a leisurely meal together, taking in the beautiful surroundings and enjoying each other's company. It's a relaxing and memorable way to show Mom how much you care.

Pamper Mom

Show Mom how much you appreciate her by pampering her with one of the many treatments at C.R. Blooms, a wellness boutique and facial room in downtown Harrisburg. C.R. Blooms is known for its luxurious facials and serene atmosphere, making it the ideal place for Mom to relax and unwind. Treat her to a customized facial tailored to her skin type, designed to rejuvenate and refresh her complexion. After her treatment, Mom will leave feeling revitalized and glowing, ready to take on the world!

Shopping Spree

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Treating Mom to a shopping spree is another fantastic way to celebrate her! Start your day by exploring the eclectic boutiques and shops in Midtown, such as The Meadow, a charming shop offering a variety of gifts, home decor, and locally made goods or vintage finds and collectables at The Rummagers. Be sure to swing by Vivi on Verbeke for handmade pottery or the Midtown Scholar for unique books. After a day of shopping, treat Mom to a delicious sweet treat from Urban Churn or a healthy juice from Midtown Juice Lab, to cap off a perfect day of spoiling her.

Bonus: Check out the Sweet Treats Trail and see how many sweet spots you can hit up with Mom!

Get Creative with Mom

Harrisburg's arts and culture scene makes it easy to get creative with Mom. The Millworks and Art Association offer a variety of art classes throughout the year. The Millworks is offering a collage making class using vintage portraits on May 12th. Get all the details here.  The Art Association also offers several art classes throughout the year, including, drawing, sculpture, painting and more. For more information and to sign up, click here.  After the class, continue your arts and culture adventure by visiting a museum, such as the Susquehanna Art Museum or the State Museum of Pennsylvania where you can admire a diverse range of artworks and exhibitions. It's a wonderful way to bond with Mom and create lasting memories while celebrating her creativity and love for the arts.

Bonus: The Millwork's Odd Ones Bizarre featuring local artists will be happening May 11 from 11 am - 5 pm. Additionally, Harrisburg's Parks & Rec Department is hosting a fun Mother's Day Photos and Frames event on May 4th. Come take photo with mom and decorate a frame together. Get the details.


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Author: Syeda Tayyeba

Director of Marketing & Communications, ExploreHBG