Terranea Resort Unwraps 10th Annual "Traditions" Holiday Festivities


(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 www.terranea.com/traditionsReservations 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 https://store.terranea.com/ 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 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 the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views on the Los Angeles coast. Terranea opened its doors in June 2009 and proudly celebrates a milestone 10th anniversary in 2019: 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also offers world-class 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-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and nine dining venues including signature, coastal fine dining restaurant mar'sel; catalina kitchen, serving a New American menu showcasing the bounty of California in a comfortably chic environment; Nelson's, a cliffside spot ideal for whale watching; newly opened wellness eatery solviva; and Asian-inspired bashi. Terranea takes pride in 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, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Experience Concierge members at the dedicated Experience Center help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. 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 “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. In 2019, Terranea was designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, 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 www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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