5th Annual Terranea Traditions

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

Holiday traditions, both new and old, bring families and loved ones together for the holidays. At Terranea Resort, we welcome our 5th year of memorable holiday traditions in Los Angeles. Beginning with our celebrations in November and continuing through New Year’s, our Southern California resort encourages guests to embrace the magical spirit of the holiday season and join us for fun-filled seasonal activities and events for all ages. We look forward to celebrating our 5th holiday season with you and adding Terranea to your list of family traditions.

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  • Catalina Kitchen Hanukkah Dinner
    Catalina Kitchen offers a special a la carte menu throughout Hanukkah.
  • 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.
  • catalina Kitchen Holiday Tree lighting buffet After the Holiday Tree Lighting swing by Catalina Kitchen for a buffet feast!
  • mar'sel Christmas Eve Dinner mar’sel offers guests an elegant family-style Christmas Eve meal.
  • Catalina Kitchen Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet from Spain & Italy Catalina Kitchen offers a Christmas Eve buffet from Spain and Italy!
  • Catalina Kitchen Christmas Day Brunch Catalina Kitchen serves a full brunch buffet featuring all of your favorites!
  • Nelson's Christmas Day Beer Dinner Nelson’s offers a special a la carte menu paired with local beers from Stone Brewery.
  • 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.
  • Nelson's New Year's Eve Countdown Nelson's on New Year's Eve features food, DJ and dancing with no cover charge.
  • Catalina Kitchen New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet Catalina Kitchen has a full New Year's Eve dinner buffet featuring all of your favorites!
  • mar’sel "The Roaring 20's in Little Italy" New Year's Eve Dinner mar’sel offers a special 3 course menu in celebration of the roaring 20's!
  • 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 Recovery Brunch Let Nelson's help you out of the fog on New Year's Day!


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    Lighting of the Menorah
    November 27 - December 4, 2013 | Daily at Sundown in the Lobby Living Room
    Enjoy this traditional celebration each evening at sundown in the Lobby Living Room. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages.

    Celebration of the Season & Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
    December 8, 2013 | 5:00pm
    Celebrate the start of the season with Terranea’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy lively entertainment, holiday crafts for all ages and spirited music from 5pm.

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


    Blissful Black Friday
    November 29, 2013 | 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
    November 12, 2013 – December 24, 2013 | 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.

    After Hours Shopping
    November 12, 2013 – December 24, 2013 | After close
    marea's After Hours Shopping makes holiday gift giving an exciting and exclusive occasion. Reserve a private shopping session and select your holiday gifts during non-business hours. Minimum 7 shoppers required. Please contact marea to set up an appointment

    Gleeful Gift Giving Annual Holiday Shopping Night
    December 14, 2013 | 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
    December 26 - December 31, 2013 | All Day
    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.


    Annual Terranea Turkey Shoot Out
    November 24, 2013 | 8:00am Shotgun Start
    Join us at The Links at Terranea for our annual Turkey Shoot-Out. Enjoy a spectacular 9-hole round of golf in a beautiful coastal setting with your family and friends. This fun tournament will feature some great Thanksgiving themed prizes! Players also have a chance at winning $5,000 in our putting contest. *$150 per 4 player team

    Junior Golf Holiday Camp
    December 27-30, 2013 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Open to ages 8-12
    Bring your kids 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 on-course play, rules and etiquette, and athletic development. Space is limited to 8 students per instructor. *$199 per child.

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

    Pointe Discovery

    Shop with Purpose
    November 1-30, 2013 | 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 10% will be donated to that organization's charity on your behalf.

    Play with Purpose
    November 1-30, 2013 | 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Paddle with the dolphins, find a starfish in the tide pools, or take a sunset picture on horseback. For November’s “month of giving”, Pointe Discovery will donate $5 for each active adventure you enjoy. Create a lasting memory with your family, friends and local environmental partners while giving back. *cost and age restrictions vary based on activity

    Post Cards to the North Pole
    December 1-25, 2013 | All Day
    Whether it's wish lists or letters of Season's Greetings, guests of all ages are invited tp 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
    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

    Thankful Crafting
    November 1-30, 2013 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    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.*$20 per child

    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.

    Elf Tuck-Ins
    December 1-31, 2013 | Nightly in Guestroom | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    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 all ages.*$50 per child, This activity is open to resort guests only, Reservations required

    marea Christmas Candy Bar
    December 1-31, 2013 | Every Saturday in December | located at marea
    Kids can enjoy loading up on goodies from our colorful jars full of candy in the store while parents can shop and indulge their fashion sweet tooth.

    Gingerbread Sand Castles
    December 1-31, 2013 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Peppermint pinwheels and gumdrops make the perfect door knobs and windows on your gingerbread sandcastles. 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. *$25 per Gingerbread Sand Castle, Reservations required

    Cuddly Creations
    December 1-31, 2013 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    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 by you. This activity is open to all ages.*$25 per Cuddly Creation, Reservations required

    The Little Elf's Workshop
    December 1-31, 2013 | Daily at Tide Pool Kid's Club | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Campers will create a variety of holiday crafts that will be treasured for many holidays to come. From using recycled materials and turning them into creative snow globes or amazing clothespin wreathes. This activity is open to all ages.*$20 per child

    The Great Elf Hunt
    December 1-31, 2013 | Daily | 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Pop down and pick up your own clue list, then you and the family will transform into zany elves racing to complete the 12 days of vacation scavenger hunt. If completed (caroling and all) you will receive an ever so sweet surprise! This activity is open to all ages.*$15 per child, Pick up materials from Tide Pool Kid's Club.

    Holiday Stories by the Fire
    December 1-31, 2013 | 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.

    A Night with the Nutcracker
    December 1-29, 2013 | Every Saturday & Wednesday at sea beans/Pointe Discovery | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Whisk your family away into young Ms. Cohen's fantasyland with sweet treats and all the trimmings to make your own Nutcracker come to life. The classic tale will play on video to provide the evenings entertainment and inspiration. All ages welcome when accompanied by parent.*$20 per Nutcracker

    Countdown to "Noon" Year
    December 31, 2013 | Tide Pool Kid's Club | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    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
    December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014 | Tide Pool Kid's Club | 6:00pm - 1:00am
    Adventure campers can ring in the New Year with their own kid fun extravaganza! The evening will be packed with games, crafts, scavenger hunts and a special NYE countdown. This activity is open to resort guests and general public with advanced reservations. Ages 2-14 years.*$70per child or $50 per child with purchase of other Terranea New Year's Eve event tickets

    New Year’s Day Recovery
    January 1, 2014 | 8:00am – 11:00am | Pick up from your guestroom
    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 & a morning full of activities. This activity is open to resort guests of all ages. *$50 per child, Advanced registration is required.

    *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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