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Holiday Traditions at Terranea Resort

Getaway packages, festive meals and holiday events complete the Yuletide offerings

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – October 2011 – At Terranea Resort, the holiday season is all about creating lasting memories that become time-honored traditions between friends and family. The year’s holiday menu continues to honor this idea by bringing back favorite getaway packages and festive activities that both returning guests and those discovering the property for the first time will delight in, and look forward to, for years to come.


Holiday Packages

Whether looking for an escape before, after or during the holidays, Terranea is an ideal getaway filled with holiday merriment.


Terranea Traditions: For an escape anytime during the holiday season, the Terranea Traditions package includes daily breakfast for two in Catalina Kitchen, and the daily resort fee. Rates start at $325 per night. Use promo code TRADITIONS.


Together For the Holidays: This package includes overnight accommodations, a $50 resort credit per night and the daily resort fee. Rates start at $325 per night and a two-night minimum is required. Use promo code TOGETHER.


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. Use promo code EXTHOLIDAY.


New Year’s Grand Entrance Package: Ring in the New Year with friends and family at Terranea. This package includes plush accommodations, two tickets to the New Year’s Eve event featuring dinner, dancing and no-host bar, a New Year’s Day buffet in the Catalina Kitchen for two and the daily resort fee. Rates start at $555per night. Use promo code NYEGRAND.


Holiday packages are available beginning in Nov. 18 through Jan. 14, 2012. For more details and room and package availability call 866-802-8000 or visit


Festive Family Fun

Throughout December, Terranea delights families with holiday fun including elf tuck-ins, fireside story telling with s’mores and cider, candied ornament classes, gingerbread sand castle making, and holiday-themed scavenger hunts. Another entertaining tradition is the Countdown to “Noon” Year, which is a daylight spin on the typical New Year’s countdown filled with duck races down the waterslide, face painting, family challenges and more poolside fun. A New Year’s Eve Bash for kids also takes place, as well as a special morning of fun on New Year’s Day where the Terranea team picks up each kid so that mom and dad can sleep in.


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.


Holiday Dining At Terranea

Thanksgiving dinner will be served four ways; family style, brunch buffet, fine dining and “to go.” Catalina Kitchen offers tableside carving and family style service, while mar’sel features a special four-course Thanksgiving dinner menu. In the Catalina Ballroom, guests will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet and, for those who prefer to dine at home, sea beans offers a “to go” menu with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and more. For Christmas and New Year’s, Terranea offers themed menus in Catalina Kitchen, a four-course gourmet menu in mar’sel and a signature buffet in the Catalina Ballroom. For complete holiday menus and pricing visit or for dining reservations call 310-265-2836.


Holiday Fitness

To work off those holiday cookies, Terranea has several holiday themed fitness programs planned. The Terranea Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day is a great way to burn calories before a big holiday meal. For those who prefer the golf course, Terranea’s Turkey Shoot Out on Nov. 26 is a fun team scramble. The golf course also will offer holiday golf clinics throughout December.


Holiday Pampering

Whether in need of a holiday rescue, holiday soothing or holiday gift ideas, The Spa at Terranea has it all. The Spa’s holiday menu includes a deep forest treatment, ginger herbal spice detox and the holiday hustle for those short on time. The Spa will also offer a “Party Perfect Class” with tips on looking your best this season. Gift cards are always available and make perfect stocking stuffers.


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



Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary

JLK Communications



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