5th Anniversary Terranea Traditions

Tra•di•tion n. - A long-established custom or practice that is handed down through generations.

For our 5th anniversary celebration, we're embracing holiday traditions, both new and old. At Terranea Resort, we continue to create memorable experiences each season. Beginning with our Thanksgiving festivities in November, Terranea encourages guests to enjoy the magical spirit of the holidays and fun-filled activities for all ages. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and adding Terranea to your list of family traditions.


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Special Holiday Offers

Terranea TraditionsEnjoy a Los Angeles oceanfront bed and breakfast this holiday season.View Details
Extend Your HolidayExtend your holiday vacation this year at Terranea Resort!View Details
The Ultimate Family GetawaySpread out and enjoy savings with three extended stay offerings!View Details
New Year's Celebration PackageEnjoy New Year's Eve done right at Terranea Resort!View Details


  • Chef's cooking series - Autumn Coastal Harvest dinner The farm-to-table dinner will feature an interactive evening with Terranea's chefs.
  • Thanksgiving Day Grand Ballroom Buffet Enjoy Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with family at our Ballroom Buffet.
  • bashi's Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Start your holiday off right with bashi’s Thanksgiving Day breakfast.
  • catalina kitchen Family-Style Thanksgiving catalina kitchen offers a Family-Style Thanksgiving feast.
  • mar’sel Thanksgiving mar'sel offers guests an elegant family-style Thanksgiving meal.
  • Nelson's Thanksgiving Celebrate with a day full of football and a Thanksgiving Blue Plate Special.
  • bashi Family-Style Thanksgiving bashi offers a special Asian-inspired Thanksgiving menu.
  • sea beans "Thanksgiving-to-Go" Leave the Thanksgiving cooking to us this year!
  • sea beans Black Friday Pancake Station Take a break from shopping and enjoy a pancake breakfast at sea beans.
  • catalina kitchen Tree Lighting Buffet After the Holiday Tree Lighting swing by catalina kitchen for a buffet feast!
  • Breakfast with Santa A delicious breakfast buffet complete with holiday activities and Santa Claus!
  • catalina kitchen Hanukkah Dinner
    catalina kitchen offers a special a la carte menu throughout Hanukkah.
  • mar'sel Christmas Eve Dinner mar’sel offers guests an elegant family-style Christmas Eve meal.
  • sea beans Gingerbread Decorating Come decorate your own gingerbread cookie at sea beans.
  • sea beans "Christmas-to-Go" Leave the Christmas cooking to us!
  • catalina kitchen Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet from Spain & Italy catalina kitchen offers a Christmas Eve buffet from Spain and Italy!
  • Christmas Day Grand Ballroom Buffet Celebrate Christmas Day with loved ones by the ocean at Terranea Resort.
  • catalina kitchen Christmas Day Brunch catalina kitchen serves a full brunch buffet featuring all of your favorites!
  • mar'sel Christmas Day Dinner mar’sel offers guests an elegant family-style Christmas meal.
  • catalina kitchen Family-Style California Christmas Dinner Celebrate Christmas Day at catalina kitchen with a family-style dinner.
  • bashi Christmas Day Dinner Join us at bashi to celebrate Christmas Day with Asian-inspired specials.
  • Nelson's New Year's Eve Countdown Nelson's has a special New Year's menu and champagne toast.
  • Nelson's Christmas Day Dinner Celebrate with a menu full of holiday favorites!
  • catalina kitchen New Year's Eve Buffet catalina kitchen has a New Year's Eve dinner buffet with all of your favorites!
  • mar'sel New Year's Eve Dinner This year mar'sel is offering guests an elegant family-style Christmas Eve meal.
  • New Year's Eve Countdown Celebration Countdown to 2015 at Terranea's annual Countdown Celebration.
  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration Ring in the New Year with a fun and sophisticated fete.
  • catalina kitchen New Year's Day Brunch catalina kitchen serves a full breakfast buffet featuring all of your favorites!
  • Nelson's New Year's Day Resuscitation Let Nelson's help you out of the fog on New Year's Day!

Holiday Events

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    Holiday Activities

    Holiday Celebrations

    Celebration of the Season Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
    presented by Lexus

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 5:00pm | Complimentary
    Celebrate the season in Terranea style at our annual holiday tree lighting celebration on Sunday, December 7th at 5pm presented by Lexus. Enjoy entertainment from local musicians and performers, holiday crafts for all ages, and sounds to lift your spirit! Lexus will be providing hot chocolate and hot toddies to warm the soul, along with additional festive refreshments for the entire family to enjoy. Santa will also be making a special appearance for photo opportunities, and Lexus owners receive complimentary valet parking.

    Lighting of the Menorah
    December 16 - 24, 2014 | Daily at Sundown in the Lobby Living Room
    Enjoy this traditional celebration each evening around sundown in the Lobby Living Room. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    ‘Spirit of Giving’ Presented by Southbay Magazine and Terranea Resort
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Located at Catalina Terrace
    Southbay Magazine and Terranea Resort host the third annual Spirit of Giving, a philanthropic holiday celebration. The evening will raise funds for local charities through raffle prizes while featuring a Taste of Terranea and a special visit from Santa. Guests are kindly asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Sandpipers Sugarplum Program.

    For more information or to make reservations for the evening please visit Terranea.com or call 310.265.2836.

    Holiday Shopping

    Blissful Black Friday
    Friday, November 28, 2014 | 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Start your holiday shopping early. During Blissful Black Friday marea shoppers making a purchase between 8:00am and 12:00pm receive 30% off, between 12:00pm and 4:00pm receive 25% off, and between 4:00pm and 8:00pm receive 20% off entire purchase. *some exclusions apply

    All I Want for Christmas
    Daily, November 28, 2014 - December 24, 2014 | All Day
    Sign up to receive an email "wish list" or visit marea to pick one up. Fill out the list with your holiday desires and pass on to family and friends to fulfill their holiday gift giving at marea.

    Designer Trunk Shows
    Fridays and Saturdays | December 5 - December 20, 2014 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings in December for exclusive designer shopping events at marea. Brand representatives and designers will be on hand to assist you in selecting the perfect gift for your friends and family. Each designer will be offering a complimentary gift with purchase. Sip champagne and shop as we giftwrap your items to cross off your list.

    Gleeful Gift Giving Annual Holiday Shopping Night
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    This holiday season, give your family and loved ones gifts that give back. Terranea's annual Holiday Shopping Night features brands that donate portions of their proceeds to charity. Shoppers will enjoy a gift with purchase, a variety of featured designers, holiday prize drawings, cocktails & appetizers, and more. Participating Terranea stores include marea, sea beans, The Spa, The Links and Pointe Discovery.

    Ring In the Revelry
    Daily, December 26 - December 31, 2014 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    marea shoppers are invited to seek New Year's wares such as cocktail dresses and jewelry for women, and ties, wovens, and jackets for men, while sipping champagne and eating delectable delights..

    For more information or to schedule a shopping experience please contact marea at 310.265.2850 or visit Terranea.com.

    Holiday Golf

    Annual Terranea Turkey Shoot Out
    Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 | 8:00am Shotgun Start
    $60 Public/Resort | $45 Member | $35 Junior

    Join us on our award-winning, 9-hole, par-3 course for a spectacular Team Scramble just in time for Thanksgiving. The tournament takes place at The Links at Terranea and offers prizes for the top three teams.

    Fall/Winter Junior Golf Junior Golf Holiday Camp
    December 21st - 24th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | $22
    Bring your junior golfer to The Links at Terranea for some Holiday fun. Our PGA Professional staff will teach the essentials of putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing. This camp will also feature swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette, and athletic development. Space is limited to eight students per instructor, so hurry and sign up! Open to ages 8-12.

    Ladies on the Links: Beginners Level Golf
    Sundays, November 16th - December 7th, 2014 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    $225 Links Card Members | $249 Resort & Public Guests

    This four week program is designed to get women golf ready! It is specifically designed to create a non-pressure environment for women to learn the game of golf, make friends and have fun in the process. Classes will focus on putting, chipping & pitching, bunker play, full-swing and golf course experience. Included in the class will be clubs, golf instruction and golf balls. After class, please feel free to relax and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your new friends.

    Men's 2-Man League Play
    Sunday Mornings, November 16th - January 18th, 2014
    Tee Times from 7:10-8:00 am
    $30 Links Card Members | $40 Resort & Public Guests

    Player’s will pick partners for the season or get paired by the golf staff. Handicap’s will be used for each player. 8 weeks of regular season play with an additional 2 weeks of playoffs. Buy one drink, get the second free at the Pro Shop, Closest to the pin contest each week, Prizes awarded to league winners, 1st place prize - Two-night stay at Terranea Resort

    For more information or to reserve a spot please contact the Golf House at 310.265.2751 or visit Terranea.com.

    pointe discovery activities

    Shop with Purpose
    Daily, November 1-30, 2014 | All Day
    Show your family and friends how thankful and thoughtful you are this holiday season by Shopping with Purpose. pointe discovery features a unique collection of designer and one-of-a-kind active living gifts each with their own charitable roots. For every purchase made a portion of proceeds will be donated to that organization's charity on your behalf.

    Fun with Purpose
    November 15 & 29, 2014 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | $99 per person
    Create your own habitat-inspired centerpiece for the holiday season. Featuring reclaimed woods and beach glass inspired by cornucopias and birdhouses.

    Holiday Wreath Building
    December 13 & 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | $99 per person
    A wreath is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer from your front door.

    Post Cards to the North Pole
    Daily, December 1-24, 2014 | All day
    Whether it's wish lists or letters of Season's Greetings, guests of all ages are invited to pointe discovery to fill out personalized cards post marked directly to Santa's Workshop in the North Pole. There's a good chance writer's will get a response with warm greetings from cold weather.

    Santa's Helpers Workshop
    Daily, December 1-25, 2013 | All day
    Leave the gift wrapping to our helpful elves at pointe discovery. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday Terranea purchases.

    For more information please contact pointe discovery at 310.265.2851 or visit Terranea.com.

    Tide Pool Kids Club

    S'mores and Stories by the Fire
    Friday Nights at the Resort Pool
    Stories by the Fire: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    S'mores: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Join our fun loving activities leaders pool side as they tell a classic family friendly tale then stick around to enjoy ooey gooey treats fireside. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    Thankful Crafting
    November 1-30, 2014 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club
    4:00pm - 5:00pm | $20 per child

    In the spirit of reduce, reuse and recycle, explorers will make a variety of crafts from recyclable supplies. We'll spend some time sharing who we are thankful for and who we can give these clever crafts to as a Thanksgiving gift. This activity is open to resort guests ages 4-12 years.

    Gingerbread Sand Castles
    December 1-31, 2014 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Reservations required | $25 per Gingerbread Sand Castle

    Peppermint pinwheels and gumdrops make the perfect door knobs and windows on your gingerbread sand castles. Sweet frosting will help hold your home together and your tempting creation will take life if you control your sweet tooth. This activity is open to all ages.

    Cuddly Creations
    December 1-28, 2014 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Reservations required | $25 per Cuddly Creation

    Create your own signature plush animal. Decorate them for the holidays, for the beach or anywhere you choose. Each cuddly creation will have a special treat inside made just for you. This activity is open to all ages.

    Holiday Stories by the Fire
    December 1-28, 2014 | Daily at Lobby Living Room | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Terranea's elves will delight the imagination of young and old fireside in the Lobby Living Room daily with holiday stories and cheer. This activity is open to all ages.

    Elf Tuck-Ins
    December 1-28, 2014 | Nightly in Guestroom
    7:00pm - 9:00pm | Reservations required | $25 per child

    Send your little ones to bed with visions of sugar plums in their heads. A visit from our holiday elves includes sweet treats and a special bedtime story. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    The Little Elf's Workshop
    December 1-31, 2014 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club
    4:00pm - 5:00pm | $25 per child

    Campers will create a variety of holiday crafts that will be treasured for many holidays to come. Activities will use recycled materials and turn them into creative snow globes or amazing clothespin wreaths. This activity is open to all ages.

    Countdown to "Noon" Year
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Tide Pool Kid's Club | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Are you so excited for the New Year that you don't think you can make it all the way to midnight? Our activities leaders have just the solution, a "noon" year countdown full of relay races, challenges and family fun at the Resort Pool. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    Kids New Year's Eve Party
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Tide Pool Kid's Club
    6:00pm - 1:00am | Ages 2-14 | Advanced reservations required
    $75 or $50 with purchase of other Terranea New Year's Eve event tickets

    Adventure campers can ring in the New Year with their own New Year's Eve extravaganza! The evening will be packed with games, crafts, scavenger hunts, and a special countdown to 2015.

    New Year's Day Recovery
    January 1, 2015 | 8:00am - 11:00am | Pick up from your guestroom
    Advanced registration is required | $50 per child

    After ringing in the New Year, all parents need a little extra rest. With our New Year’s Day Recovery event, a Tide Pool Kid’s Club adventure leader will stop by your guest room to pick up your child and take them for breakfast, lunch & a morning full of activities. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    *For all-ages activities, ages 0-3 must be accompanied by parent.

    For more information or to reserve please contact the Tide Pool Kid's Club at 310.265.2843 or visit Terranea.com.


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