Mother’s Day (May 12) is right around the corner. How about a road trip with Mom to Omaha? Lively entertainment, delicious food, and unique shopping options provide the elements to have fun and create lasting memories.

Take a Global Tour

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Cinco de MayoShow Mom the world and all its rich cultures in Omaha. The beloved annual festival, Cinco de Mayo Omaha, runs from Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12 this year during Mother's Day weekend, showcasing Latino food, art and music in South Omaha. If your mom is an Irish enthusiast, take her to see Celtic rock group The Young Dubliners playing at Holland Music Club on Friday, May 10. And food from around the world, like Ethiopia, Korea, France and more, will satisfy all your cravings.  

Shop Women-Owned Businesses

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Made in OmahaTake Mom out for a shopping spree – and show your support for women. Visit women-owned Omaha businesses, where you can sample hand-blended teas, dig into savory hand pies, shop for darling stationery, lose yourself in stacks of books, and treat yourself to a new outfit or handbag.  

Sample Omaha-Made Chocolate

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The Cordial CherryChocolate can stimulate the chemical effect of being in love. Let your mom know how much you love her with a sweet treat. Start with a trip to Chocolat Abeille. The family-owned chocolatier combines fresh flavors and nature-inspired designs into delicately crafted works of art. Next, visit The Cordial Cherry which offers whimsical chocolate-covered cherry cordials that are almost too pretty to eat. Notice we said “almost.”

Express Yourself

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Hot Shops Art CenterChannel your creativity with Mom at Hot Shops Art Center, which offers a variety of experiences for adults, children and groups in various mediums – from pottery to jewelry and glass blowing to photography. Or, if you prefer to pair your art making with wine, head to The Corky Canvas in Omaha’s Midtown Crossing neighborhood, where you and Mom can paint a spring scene.

Enjoy the Performing Arts

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CinderellaShow Mom she’s the smash hit of your heart by taking her to an epic Omaha performance. American Midwest Ballet is performing the world premiere of “Cinderella” at Omaha’s resplendent Orpheum Theater during Mother's Day weekend. Romantic Broadway takes the stage at the Holland Center on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Let the Omaha Symphony and a cast of vocalists dazzle you with all-time favorites.

Pamper Mom -- and Yourself

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Stock photo woman at spaYou’ve likely stressed your mom out at least a few times during your lifetime. Help de-stress her with a gift certificate to one of Omaha’s splendid spas. In the Old Market, Urbane Salon and Day Spa offers packages that include a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure using Aveda products. In Northwest Omaha, Oasis Massage and Spa also offers packages with facials, massages, body polishes and wraps. 

If you weren’t already, you’re now on your way to Favorite Child status. Congratulations to you, thanks to Omaha. Ready for more O-mom-ha fun? Click