Event Calendar

December Activities

December Activities

A Person In A Santa Suit Sitting On A Chair By The Water

From Thursday, December 1, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022 December 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 Terranea Resort

Explore the festive fun at Terranea throughout December:

All December Long

MERRIMENT & MUSIC AT THE LOBBY BAR: Head to the Lobby Bar every evening through the end of the year and enjoy intimate performances while enjoying a handcrafted seasonal cocktail and taking in the coastal view. Daily | 7 – 11pm

ONEHOPE SUNSET RITUAL TASTING: On the first Friday of each month, Terranea invites guests to unwind with a wine tasting during its nightly sunset ritual. Proceeds from ONEHOPE purchases will benefit local foundations. 6pm | Lobby Terrace | Complimentary

MEET & GREET WITH TERRANEA'S FALCONER: Meet Terranea's falconer and his birds of prey outside of pointe discovery, all season long. This 30-minute talk is an explanation about what our falconer does and fun facts about his birds of prey. If you want to learn more and see the birds fly, please visit Terranea.com/experiences to book a private falconry experience. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 11:00 - 11:30am | Complimentary

ELF ON THE SHELF: Join us each day in December to partake in a festive search for Terra, the Elf on the Shelf. Everyday there is a new holiday jingle that hints to Terra’s location. Bring the whole family to participate in this holiday tradition. Head to pointe discovery for daily clues. Daily in December | pointe discovery

KIDS CLUB HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING: During the month of December, Kids Club will offer cookie decorating as a delicious craft for the kids to participate in during the morning and evening sessions. December | Ages 4-10

A HOLIDAY RETREAT: ‘Tis the season to treat yourself! Experience an indulgent holiday retreat with all the jingle bells and whistles. This exclusive wellness package includes a 60-minute personal training session, 90-minute Sense of the Season vanilla spice brown sugar scrub and soothing massage, 60-minute Renewed Youth facial treatment, and relaxing manicure and pedicure. December 1-31 | $850

SENSE OF THE SEASON: Let your mind drift free with visions of sugar plums, as you indulge your senses during a 90-minute vanilla spice brown sugar scrub and full-body massage combination. As the sugar reveals silky, soft skin, the holiday stress will melt away. December 1-31 | $410

HOLIDAY SPICE MANICURE AND PEDICURE: Enjoy the warming and festive additions of vanilla and spice complimenting you manicure and pedicure treatments. A perfect polish finish will provide you an extra touch of holiday sparkle. December 1-31 | $180

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE GOLF HOUSE: Swing by the Golf House this holiday season for gifts that are sure to be a hole in one, including premium golf apparel and accessories, as well as the best stocking stuffer for every enthusiast - The Links Membership!

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES: Resort guests can enjoy fireside holiday stories read by a Terranea Elf and good tidings with a Peace and Tranquility resort channel showcasing the crashing waves and natural sounds of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Virtual experiences are complimentary and available both in-room and accessible online.

BASHI SOCIAL GRILLING TABLES: Life is better together. Guests may dine with friends and family as they gather ‘round bashi’s social grilling tables and enjoy an elevated, interactive meal al fresco. Advanced reservations required. Seatings available daily (closed Tuesdays) | 5pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 8pm

Mark Your Calendars

MAGIC BY THE SEA: Every first Friday of the month be mystified by the illusive talents of renowned magician David Groves, featuring specialty cocktails, wines, and a truly spectacular evening along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended. catalina kitchen | First Friday of the Month | 10pm – 11:30pm

CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES: Kick off the countdown to Christmas with Terranea’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy lively entertainment, sweet treats, and festive fun for the whole family. In lieu of admission, kindly bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to Toys for Tots. Complimentary admission with toy donation. Sunday, December 4 | 4:30pm | Terranea Resort Front Drive

POSTCARDS TO THE NORTH POLE: Time to make a list, check it twice and send it off to Santa. Guests of all ages are invited to fill out personalized postcards shipped directly to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole during the resort’s holiday tree lighting. Santa will be here for a Meet & Greet to make sure the postcards arrive on time! Hot Chocolate available for purchase and complimentary candy canes available from sea beans. December 4 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

GINGERBREAD DECORATING KITS: Decorate your own edible gingerbread house with frosting, candies, and delight this holiday season. Includes frosting, candies and all materials to decorate. A perfect family holiday activity for all ages to enjoy! December 4 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

SILENT NIGHT: All is calm, all is bright. Quiet the mind and pause for reflection during the busy holiday season with our special mediation practice, located in our oceanfront Movement Studio. Kindly bring a $20 contribution, benefiting our local foundation. To reserve your spot, please call The Spa at 310.265.2740. December 10 | 6pm

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Santa journeys from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the ballroom. Enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet, festive crafts, and pictures with Santa! Reserve Now. Saturday, December 17 | Seatings: 9am, 9:30am, and 10am

LIGHTING OF THE MENORAH & SUNSET RITUAL: 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. December 18 – 26

HANUKKAH AT SEA BEANS: Visit sea beans for a Hanukkah menu featuring egg drop matzo ball soup, rugelach cookies, and honey cake. Sunday, December 18 – Monday, December 26 | 11am – 7pm

HANUKKAH DINNER AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Get your loved ones together for a special Hanukkah menu at catalina kitchen with unique specials such as Matzo ball soup, smoked salmon latkes, and braised beef brisket with roasted root vegetables throughout the holiday. Sunday, December 18 – Monday, December 26 | 5 – 10pm

WINTER SOLSTICE HIKE: Celebrate the season with an energy boosting guided nature hike along Terranea’s native plants trails. This active holiday offering will include a visit to the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center. December 21 | 2 – 4pm | Meet outside pointe discovery | Advanced reservations required

FESTIVE FILMS AT THE COVE: Outdoor holiday movie magic under the stars! Catch an evening flick at our beach cove, complete with light refreshments and snacks, available for purchase. Exclusively available to resort guests. Beach Cove | 6:30pm | December 23

CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Bring your family this Christmas Eve to catalina kitchen for a buffet feast including holiday favorites, a carving station featuring turducken, local seafood, chef's specials, salad bar, charcuterie, cheese, and desserts. Saturday, December 24 | 9am – 3pm

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER BUFFET AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Enjoy live entertainment as you experience the holiday buffet, including a carving station, local seafood, classic and non-classic steakhouse accompaniments, a raw bar, chef's specials, salad bar, charcuterie, cheese and desserts. Saturday, December 24 | 5 – 9pm

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER AT MAR'SEL: ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through mar’sel…a traditional three-course dinner menu of holiday classics will be served! Enjoy choice of appetizers, entrées and desserts. Specialty wines from the cellar to be offered by the glass. A limited à la carte menu will be offered as well. Saturday, December 24 | 5 – 9pm

CHRISTMAS EVE IN-ROOM: Enjoy a relaxing night in the privacy of your casita, villa, or bungalow. In-room offerings include yellow curry mussels with Calabrian chili, lemongrass, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime and mint. Saturday, December 24 | 3pm-10pm

CHRISTMAS AT BASHI: Enjoy Asian-inspired specials such as a surf & turf sushi roll and Singaporean-style chili lobster tail, served with apple strudel and vanilla butter pecan gelato for dessert. Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25 | 12 - 9pm

CHRISTMAS AT NELSON’S: Head to Nelson’s to enjoy a beautiful view and a holiday feast featuring prime rib.  Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25 | 11am – 8pm

CHRISTMAS AT THE LOBBY BAR: Delight your taste buds with holiday specials to celebrate the season, including apple strudel served with vanilla butter pecan gelato. Saturday, December 24 - Sunday, December 25 | 3pm – 12am

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Not a creature will be stirring as guests gather by the fire to listen to a special rendition of “’Twas the Night before Christmas” in Terranea’s Lobby Living Room for all of those young at heart. Join the fun on Christmas Eve to set the scene for the perfect holiday experience. December 24  | 5pm | All ages | Complimentary for all guests | Lobby Living Room | Children must be accompanied by an adult

HOLIDAY-THEMED PUTTING: Come try our fun-filled ocean-view putting course. The course features a variety of slopes, plateaus, and ridges which makes for a fun golf experience for the family. December 24 – December 31 |  10am – 4pm | Ages 6+ and equipment will be provided

CHRISTMAS AT MAR'SEL: Gather your loved ones for a special Christmas brunch or dinner at mar’sel. Enjoy a four-course menu of unique holiday specials! Enjoy choice of appetizers, entrées and desserts. Enhance your experience with specialty wines, holiday-themed cocktails. Sunday, December 25 | 10am - 2pm & 5 – 8pm

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH BUFFET AT CATALINA KITCHEN: After unwrapping gifts, gather the family for brunch at catalina kitchen. Buffet stations feature holiday favorites, including a carving station, local seafood, waffles and pancakes, fresh market fruit, chef's specials, crepe station, and omelets made to order. Enhance your experience with a mimosa or Bloody Mary. Sunday, December 25 | 9am – 3pm | Live Entertainment from 10am - 2pm

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER BUFFET AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Extend the Christmas spirit all day long at catalina kitchen. A festive holiday feast includes delectable menu items for the whole family, including holiday favorites, a carving station, local seafood, a raw bar, chef's specials, salad bar, charcuterie, cheese and desserts. Enhance your experience with holiday-themed cocktails. Sunday, December 25 | 6 – 10pm | Live Entertainment from 6-10pm 

CHRISTMAS IN-ROOM: Bring the Holiday’s to the comfort of your room. In-room offerings include choice of Prime Rib or Roasted Turkey, seasonal vegetables,. mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, holiday salad and it wouldn't be holiday cheer without apple strudel served with vanilla butter pecan gelato. Sunday, December 25 | 3pm-10pm

NYE MONTE CARLO EXTRAVAGANZA: Count down to 2023 with a dazzling celebration for those 21 and over, including casino games and an open bar with VIP bottle service available. Enjoy a variety of culinary action stations including taqueria and slider station, delectable pasta dishes featuring penne al pomodoro, gourmet salad bar, Asian inspired specials featuring Dim Sum, lo-mein noodles, chicken fried rice and much more. An opulent dessert selection features stout bread pudding, cheese cake and brownie pops, chocolate raspberry torte, and churros with dipping sauce. Dance the night away to tunes provided by a live DJ. Purchase tickets.  Saturday, December 31 | 9pm – 2am | Adults 21 and over

NYE MYSTICAL GARDEN DINNER: Be transported into a magical mystical garden themed family celebration. Set your resolutions for the New Year over a three-course meal including amuse-bouche, seafood tower, duo of filet mignon and Loch Duart salmon with truffle pomme puree and a vegetarian option including baked pasta with ricotta and parmesan. We are also offering a kids menu including trio of chicken tenders, mac n cheese, and broccoli and carrots alongside a dessert bar. Toast to a fabulous year ahead with Champagne and live entertainment. Purchase tickets. Saturday, December 31 | Seatings: 7:30pm & 8:30pm

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER BUFFET AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Conclude 2022 with a delicious dinner buffet at catalina kitchen. Offerings include local seafood specials, a carving station, kitchen classics with salad bar and charcuterie, raw bar, specialty flatbreads, and a variety of desserts. Toast to the year with featured Champagne station and celebratory cocktail offerings. Saturday, December 31 | 6pm – 10pm 

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT BASHI: Ring in the New Year with new flavors at bashi, featuring Sonoma County Peking duck with fried Chinese Bao Buns, cucumber, scallions, and hoisin sauce. Sweeten your meal with celebratory cocktail offerings and bread pudding stout cake. Saturday, December 31 | 12 – 10pm

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE LOBBY BAR: Toast to the New Year with live music at the Lobby Bar and delicious menu selections including seafood tower with shrimp, crab claws, Maine lobster and cocktail sauce. Saturday, December 31 | 3pm – 1am | Live Entertainment by the Richard Sherman Band from 8pm - 1am 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN-ROOM: Kick off the New Year in the privacy of your casita, villa, or bungalow. In-room offerings include whole roasted striped bess stuffed with tomato, peppers and olives. December 31 | 4pm-10pm

NEW YEAR’S AT SEA BEANS: Join us at sea beans for a warm delightful manchego grilled cheese, bread pudding stout cake or truffles to ring in the New Year! December 31 - January 1 | 11am - 7pm 

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT MAR'SEL: Be our guest at mar’sel as we celebrate the ending of a beautiful year. Join us for a four-course tasting menu featuring lobster, roasted squab, grilled tuna, venison lion and more. Try our specialty wines offered by the glass alongside suggested wine pairings for the tasting menu. The evening will be accompanied by a live entertainment from 5-10pm.  Saturday, December 31 | Seatings: 5pm, 6pm, 7:30 & 8pm

KIDS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: Kiss 2022 goodbye and the kids good night as they head off to their own kids party hosted by Kids Club. They will have the night of their lives packed with dinner, a bounce-house, double-feature movie, snacks, and even a special countdown to 2023 while you are free to party the night away at your chosen venue. Saturday, December 31 | 6:30pm – 12:30am  | Children 4 – 12 | Advanced reservations required

NEW YEAR'S DAY RECOVERY: Relax after the big 2023 celebrations! Terranea’s Kids Club adventure leaders will whisk your children away for breakfast, lunch and an action packed day of fun, giving you freedom to get some R&R at the start of the New Year. Sunday, January 1 | 10am – 1pm | Children 4 – 12 | Advanced reservations required

NEW YEAR'S DAY BUFFET AT CATALINA KITCHEN: Start 2023 off right with a delicious brunch at catalina kitchen. Offerings include holiday favorites, a carving station, local seafood, waffles and pancakes, fresh market fruit, chef's specials, salad bar, charcuterie, cheese and desserts. Sunday, January 1 | 7am – 12pm 

NEW YEAR'S DAY AT NELSON'S: Recover from your festivities with Nelson’s New Year’s Day specials, including pork & beans, roasted pork chop, jasmine rice, stewed black eyed peas, and a “Day After” cocktail special. Sunday, January 1 | 11am – 8pm

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