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Family Traditions at Terranea Resort

Selection of fun, seasonal activities delight kids and parents

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – October 2011 – Creating quality family fun that becomes a time-honored tradition is the hallmark of Terranea Resort’s holiday experience. Whether enjoying the resort for a day or on an extended vacation, families can embrace the spirit of the season through memorable seasonal activities for all ages.


You Don’t Have To Be A Guest To Enjoy….


Breakfast with Santa: December 10 & 17

The highly anticipated Breakfast with Santa returns on Dec. 10 and 17. The Ballroom will be decked out in holiday swag to welcome families who will enjoy a full breakfast buffet while listening to carolers. Little ones can sit on Santa’s lap and create holiday keepsakes with the elves at craft stations. Breakfast with Santa is $50 for adults and $34 for children age 2-12. Reservations can be made by calling 310-265-2836.


Sunset Ritual & Lighting of the Menorah

At sunset on the terrace of the Lobby Lounge, guests enjoy the ringing of the crystal singing bowls and lighting of the menorah. The pure sounds of the crystal resonate to bring harmony and well-being to all who hear its beautiful sound.


Adventure Camp

December 20-24 and December 27-31, 9am-5pm, $375

Terranea guides young explorers through a week of funtabulous games, crafts, activities and adventures. In addition to the fun, campers learn about Terranea, its history and ecology. Activities will be tailored based on age and interests, and teens have special access to the Teen Lounge. Call 310-265-2800 for reservations.


Winter Junior Golf Mini-Camp

December 19 – 22, 10am – 12pm, $179

The Links at Terranea Junior Golf Mini-Camp is designed to provide beginning and intermediate junior golfers with a basic foundation and understanding of the game. In addition to the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, full-swing, and on-course play. The Links’ PGA professional staff also introduces students to proper golf etiquette and rules. Call 310-265-2751 for reservations.


Holiday Short Game Clinic Series

December 26 – 30, 1pm, $25 per day 

Terranea’s PGA Instructors help all ages improve their short game including putting, chipping, pitching, sand trap and specialty shots. Call 310-265-2751 for reservations.





Resort Guests Can Delight In…


Candied Ornament Making

Create delicious take home masterpieces for their mantel, tree or dessert. Guests can choose between bite size candy apples, signature truffles, and bake free cookies to name a few.


Gingerbread Sand Castles

Run, run as fast as you can ~ you just might catch a Gingerbread man!  Sugar sweet sand, gum drop towers and candy cane trellises will help guests create a tasty castle fit for a Sugar Plum fairy.


Seaside Stories by the Fire

Sip hot chocolate or apple cider while listening to the resort’s holiday elf share stories from around the globe.


Elf Tuck-Ins

Little ones staying at the resort are sent to bed with visions of sugar plums in their heads. A visit from the holiday elves includes sweet treats and a special bedtime story.


S’mores & Cider

Tasty S’mores and hot apple cider make every holiday evening complete.


The 12 Days of “Vacay” - Family Scavenger Hunt

Sing this twist on a familiar holiday tune to help you find everything including your room! Guests pick up their first clue at the Tide Pool Kids Club and carol their way through the resort or just to the evening’s Seaside Stories by the Fire.


Painting by the Sea

Guests can unleash their inner Monet and capture the beauty of the Terranea landscape and its breathtaking sea views. With helpful tips and creative expression, you will be able to create individual works of art that will undoubtedly capture Terranea’s unique surroundings.


Countdown to “Noon” Year

This daylight spin on the typical New Year’s countdown is filled with duck races down the waterslide, face painting, family challenges and more poolside fun for resort guests.


Cappy & Suzy’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Kids join Captain Gray and Suzy Blue for an evening of New Year’s antics that include Wii tournaments, craft mania, hotel maze races and talent shows.  Kids only please; no parent crashers!


It’s A New Year! Early Risers Club

It’s a New Year and who wants to be stuck sleeping in! Kids can leave mom and dad in bed and join the fun loving team at the Tide Pool kids club for games, crafts and a kids-only breakfast. No need for mom and dad to drop kids off, the Terranea team will pick campers up right from their rooms.


Extended Holiday Package

Families can spread out in a luxurious two, three or four bedroom Casita or Villa with the extended stay package. Savings increase, the more nights you stay: 3 nights receive 30% off; 5 nights receive 35% off; 7 nights receive 40% off and a $250 resort credit. Package is available Nov. 18 through Jan. 14, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 866-802-8000 or visiting Use promo code EXTHOLIDAY.


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About Terranea Resort

Terranea, L.A.’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and located 20 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by affiliate Destination Hotels & Resorts.  The property boasts 582 rooms including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, and 20 bungalows and features 50 oceanfront three-bedroom casitas and 32 ocean view three-bedroom villas, offering a residential setting with rental or Resort real estate opportunities for guests to purchase a second home.  Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa, fitness center and Café; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include marea, a luxury retail boutique; children’s center with interactive programs; Pointe Discovery, an “active-living” store and adventure concierge for activities that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment.  Several miles of scenic bluff-top trails connect miles of off-property coastal trails, and a secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information, visit or call 866-802-8000.  Please follow Terranea Resort on Facebook and Twitter.




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Jessie Pound

Terranea Resort



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