Mother's Day is a cherished celebration and an opportunity to show gratitude to the most important women in our lives for what they do. Anaheim and the OC area offer plenty of options to pamper our moms this Mother’s Day. From delightful brunch spots to annual events, we have everything you need to make the day special.


Mother’s Day Markets Around Orange County

Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, Swampmeet in Anaheim

Mother’s Day at Anaheim Indoor Marketplace

Head to the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, Orange County’s giant indoor swap meet with over 200 shops, and join in on the Mother’s Day festivities with a Latin twist. This free, family-friendly event welcomes everyone to performances by Sonora Santanera, Mariachi bands, imitators and traditional ballet Folklorico dancers. Join in on the mommy makeovers, raffles and a Kid Zone with Arts and Crafts.



Blooms & Brews at Brewery X

If you’re looking for unique markets to explore with mom, stop by Blooms & Brews for their Mother's Day Pop-Up Market on May 12th from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With local vendors selling everything from sweet treats, drinks, apparel, raffles and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for mom and end the day alongside mom with a craft beer tasting and live music. This free event is pet-friendly and a whole lot of fun for the whole family! 



A Night Out at the Theater

Alma Chance Theater Live Entertainment

Alma at The Chance Theater

This year, Anaheim's local production "Alma" has been praised as a "universally relatable mother-daughter drama." Running from May 3 to May 26 at the Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center, the play presents a coming-of-age story that follows a mother and her daughter preparing for her first year of college. Set against the backdrop of Southern California, their journey shows the challenges of adulthood, independence, and the quest to make the perfect carne asada. Playwright Benjamin Benne's latest work offers an ideal cultural outing for moms and daughters looking to connect this Mother’s Day.



Set Sail with Mom

Cruising Tikis Newport Beach private boat

Newport Beach Tikis

Book your own private Tiki boat for Mother’s Day! Newport Beach Tikis is a one-of-a-kind "Tiki Chic "​ floating tropical cruise experience transporting you to the islands as our captain navigates a custom 1.5-hour bay cruise. Gather 6 people and choose from morning, day, sunset or night cruises. And best of all, you can bring your own food and drinks aboard. Visit the website for more information.



Dana Wharf Cruises

Hop on the Ocean Adventures Catamaran for Dana Wharf’s special Mother’s Day Cruise, a relaxing two-hour “Coastal Cruise” complete with mom-osas, wine, fresh seasonal fruit, and delicious pastries. The cruise is set to sail on May 12 at 10:00 a.m.



City Cruises Mojo Newport Beach, CA

City Cruises Newport Beach

For something a little more formal, treat the mom in your life to a special Mother's Day Premier Brunch or Dinner on the water! City Cruises in Newport Beach Harbor offers two-hour cruises throughout the day, each featuring a chef-inspired buffet with an exceptional selection of wine, champagne, and classic cocktails.



Best Mother's Day Brunch Spots

Friends Sharing Brunch in Orange County

Bountiful Mother’s Day Buffet at Tangerine Room

The Westin Anaheim Resort always sets the table for the mother figure in your life. Enjoy live entertainment, a delicious array of buffet offerings and special surprises for mom at The Westin’s Tangerine Room on Sunday, May 12 from 12 pm-6 pm. Reservations are highly recommended.



Brunch at Hotel FERA Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Located inside Hotel FERA Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton, The Peel Craftbar & Kitchen will be hosting a Mother's Day Brunch Savor a wealth of options at our live waffle and omelet stations, or explore our renowned dishes like Pork Belly Benedicts, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Steak Chilaquiles. Celebrate Mother’s Day brunch with live entertainment and bottomless mimosas. After brunch, the Outlets of Orange is just a short walk away from the restaurant for some shopping or entertainment.



Top of the V Rooftop at the Viv Hotel in Anaheim

Top of the V Rooftop Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Top of the V Rooftop Restaurant on May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm. With a scenic view of Anaheim and the Disneyland® Resort, it makes the perfect place to treat moms, grandmothers and mother figures. Enjoy live music, bottomless mimosas or sangrias, and flower bouquets are available for purchase.



The Great Maple in Anaheim

Savor a delightful all-day brunch and dinner experience with Mom at The Great Maple in Anaheim inside Pixar Place Hotel from May 6 to May 12. Treat her to delectable specials such as the handcrafted Blueberry-Lemon Doughnuts, filled with zesty lemon curd and adorned with fresh blueberries and lemon glaze. Additionally, she can relish in the indulgent Bacon & Brie en Croute and the exquisite Smoked Salmon Tartine. Spice up the celebration with a refreshing Siesta cocktail featuring Don Fulano Blanco, sparkling wine, grapefruit juice, and Campari.



Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach's Balboa Bay Resort is set to host a Mother’s Day brunch on May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in their Grand Ballroom and Terrace, celebrating moms with an extravagant selection of food and drinks. This year’s event will feature a pop-up shop with vendors from South Coast Plaza. Seats are limited, so book ahead!



Puesto Tacos

Puesto in Anaheim

At Puesto, they know what moms want on their special day, margaritas! To celebrate Mother’s Day, Puesto is offering Margaritas for Mama with a complimentary Puesto Perfect Mini Margarita for all moms dining on Sunday, May 12. Treat mom to award-winning Mexican cuisine and delicious tacos served with handmade, organic corn tortillas.



The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin and Newport Beach

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tustin or Newport Beach! Treat Mom to a special menu curated by Chef Yvon Goetz, featuring delightful brunch twists on his renowned Wine Country favorites. Don’t miss out on their famous Seafood Tower and refreshing Mimosas to elevate Mom's special day! Prices and menus may vary depending on the location.




THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon

THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon is hosting Mother’s Day Brunch with a prix fixe, special event menu serving Crème Brulee French Toast, Country Fried Texas Quail & Orange Poppy Seeds Waffles, select steaks and more! Starting at 11 am – 4 pm, this package is $165 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. Reservations are recommended.



Paséa Hotel & Spa

Stop by the Paséa Hotel & Spa for their Mother’s Day Roses and Rosé Brunch, featuring bottomless mom-osas for all moms, an Avocado Toast station, decadent desserts, and live music! You can also expect lawn games, activities for kids, and a complimentary rosé for all moms to enjoy.



This Mother's Day, whether you treat her to brunch at one of Anaheim's finest restaurants or surprise her with handcrafted gifts from a local pop-up market, the most important thing is to ensure she feels pampered and cared for. This special day is dedicated to giving back and expressing appreciation for all moms do for us throughout the year.



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