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Terranea Resort Unwraps 10th Annual "Traditions" Holiday Festivities

Celebrate the season with a spirited lineup of festive offerings taking place from November through the New Year.

(Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; November 6, 2018)Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, unveils its 10th annual “Traditions” calendar, a festive array of holiday happenings taking place from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Inspired by the spirit of the season, events and offerings are designed for families seeking an oceanside holiday retreat, couples looking for a romantic winter escape, friends gathering for an extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration, and beyond—all set against a quintessential Southern California backdrop. 

A sampling of annual Traditions events is detailed below. For a full calendar of activities, pricing, package offers, and more, visit Reservations are available online or by calling 866.261.5873.

  • Sunday, November 18 | Annual Terranea Turkey Shoot Out

    Take advantage of Southern California’s warm winter with a friendly shoot out at The Links at Terranea. The 18-hole, 5-person team scramble takes place on the resort’s oceanfront course, from 8:30 am to 1:30 p.m. Awards and prizes to follow.

  • Thursday, November 22 | Thanksgiving Ballroom Buffet

    Feast on culinary delights from the multi-station buffet, cider station and dessert bar. Champagne included to give a toast of thanks. Seatings are 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

  • Ongoing | Holiday Dining

    – Indulge in festive meals to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s at one of the resort’s nine restaurants. Guests can enjoy a White Truffle tasting menu at mar’sel (the resort’s signature upscale restaurant), laidback dining at Nelson’s (perched on a bluff overlooking the ocean), a Pan-Asian inspired menu at bashi, buffet selections at catalina kitchen, various ballroom feasts, an in-room holiday celebration, or turkey takeout from sea beans (the resort’s café). Visit for details

  • December 1-25 | Spa’tacular Holiday Retreat

    Enjoy a 60-minute personal training session, followed by a day of nurturing that includes a 90-minute Sense of the Season treatment featuring a vanilla spice brown sugar scrub and soothing massage. The indulgence continues with a 60-minute Renewed Youth faction and Holiday Spice manicure and pedicure.

  • Sunday, December 2 | Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Celebrate the start of the season with Terranea’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live musical entertainment and holiday crafts for all ages. The resort will accept donations of unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots, and host a celebratory dinner at catalina kitchen afterwards. Take your little ones to sea beans for popcorn, holiday cookie decorating, and a visit with Mrs. Claus. Tree Lighting festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 8 | Breakfast with Santa

    Santa journeys from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photos in the ballroom. Enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and hot food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet, festive crafts, and more. Seatings are 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:00 a.m.

  • Monday, December 31 | “A Night in New Orleans” New Year’s Eve Dinner at mar’sel

    Chef Andrew Vaughan pays tribute to his New Orleans roots with a three- or five-course tasting menu (number of courses is dependent on seating times). A live jazz band, vintage Champagne offerings, and parting gifts for guests round out the evening. Seatings are 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, December 31 | New Year’s Eve Enchanted Forest Family Dinner

    Gather with loved ones to bid farewell to 2018 with a 3-course surf & turf dinner and live action flambé dessert bar. Toast to a fabulous year ahead with Champagne, wine, and live entertainment. Seatings are 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visit here to purchase tickets.

  • Monday, December 31 | New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

    Follow dinner with a countdown to 2019 in the Grand Ballroom with an open bar and live DJ. VIP bottle service available. Extravaganza party begins at 9:00 p.m. through 2:00 a.m. Visit here to purchase tickets.

  • Ongoing | Elf Tuck-Ins

    Terranea’s resident elves can bring sweet treats and bedtime stories to guests, including a special stocking for children to hang by the chimney. Offered Fridays - Sundays in December from 6-10 p.m.

See website for specific event pricing. 

About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort with 102-acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and offers worldclass accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea is proud of its Farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy that focuses on utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, beehives, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. The resort’s innovative adventure concierge, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove, and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit, call 866.261.5873, or follow the resort on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts, and residences across the United States. Offering authentically immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.