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Terranea Resort Presents Annual Holiday Traditions

Guests are Invited to Celebrate the Holiday Season with Epicurean Experiences, Special Offers and Festive Events

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2016) Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, presents its annual holiday Traditions, inviting guests to enjoy the magical spirit of the holidays in Southern California. Beginning Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s, Christmas trees complement palm trees, and an array of celebrations take place on Terranea’s 102-acre oasis. From themed culinary experiences and farm-to-Terranea offerings to festive fun and activities for all ages, Terranea makes a cozy home away from home for the holidays.


Deck the Halls with Special Packages

  • Friendsgiving: Toast to new memories with a bottle of ONEHOPE wine, and choose between two day passes to The Spa or a round of golf at The Links. Gather around the dinner table with a food and beverage credit at one of Terranea’s award-winning dining venues followed by a relaxing in-room movie night, candy included. Work off your “Friendsgiving” treats with a daily nature hike. Offer includes resort fee and parking. Promo code: FRIENDS | Stay: Nov. 1-30, 2016
  • Terranea Traditions: Enjoy the holiday season at Terranea with overnight accommodations, breakfast for two and valet parking. Rates start at $395 per night. Promo code: TRADITIONS | Stay Nov. 1, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017
  • Discover your Tradition: Select Terranea’s Culinary Arts, Health & Wellness, Action-Adventure or Family Fun experience to create your own traditions. There is something for everyone at Terranea, from learning about ice cream to kayaking along the blue Pacific as dolphins and whales begin their winter migration. Offer includes resort fee and parking. Promo code: DISCOVER | Stay: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30, 2016
  • California Coastal Christmas: Carolers welcome guests for three nights of holiday cheer featuring elf tuck-ins, Santa’s Workshop with crafts, letters to the North Pole, photos with Santa, holiday pastries delivered in-room and more. Includes resort fee and parking. Promo code: CACOASTAL | Stay: Dec. 23-26, 2016
  • New Year’s Countdown Celebration: Pack dancing shoes and close out 2016 seaside. The New Year’s experience includes luxury accommodations for three nights, entry for two adults to Terranea’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration and New Year’s Day Brunch, entry for two children to Tide Pool Kid’s Club’s annual New Year’s Eve Party, resort fee and parking. Promo code: NYE16 | Stay: New Year’s weekend


Give Thanks with Festive Feasts

  • Thanksgiving: There is plenty to be thankful for over a three-course prix fixe feast at mar’sel, Terranea’s signature restaurant. In the Grand Ballroom, live entertainment, a multi-station buffet and dessert bar fill the space with Champagne available to give toasts of thanks. For a feast without the fuss, Nelson’s serves up a seaside turkey sandwich complete with pumpkin pie and other classics.
  • Hanukkah: From matzo ball soup, potato pancakes and black-and-white cookies at sea beans to a specialty a la carte dinner menu at catalina kitchen, Terranea offers a day of traditional indulgences. 
  • Christmas: After unwrapping gifts, gather for brunch at catalina kitchen. In the evening, wrap up the holiday with special dinner menus at catalina kitchen, bashi and mar’sel, which presents a three-course menu of California coastal cuisine.
  • New Year’s: Make your last meal of 2016 one to remember. Dine in catalina kitchen for a family-style buffet, ring in the New Year with new flavors at bashi, or add a Champagne toast and live entertainment to the menu with multi-course menus in the Marineland Ballroom or mar’sel. Celebrate New Year’s Day with brunch at catalina kitchen or recover from an evening of fun with Nelson’s Bloody Mary Bar.


Fun for Santa’s Little Helpers

  • Celebration of the Season: Commemorate the start of the season as a family at Terranea’s annual tree lighting ceremony featuring lively entertainment and holiday crafts. Following, a feast fit for the holidays awaits at the newly renovated catalina kitchen. Dec. 4, 2016 | 4-9pm | Adults - $38, Children 5-10 - $18, Children under 5 - complimentary.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Santa journeys from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the Grand Ballroom. Dec. 10, 2016 | 9am, 9:30am, 10am | Adults - $59, Children 2-10 - $27, Children under 2 - complimentary.
  • Post cards to the North Pole: Make a list, check it twice and send it off to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole. Guests of all ages are invited to send personalized post cards to St. Nick himself. Dec. 1-24, 2016. 
  • Elf Interactions: Santa’s elves will warm hearts over stories by the fire nightly in the Lobby Living Room. Send little ones to bed with visions of sugarplums, as Santa’s special helpers make their rounds for special Elf Tuck-Ins complete with a stocking to hang by the chimney with care. Nightly in December | $35
  • Santa's Workshop: Celebrate the magic of the holiday season and connect as a family at Santa's Workshop. Join us for cookie decorating, wreath making, festive crafts, Build-A-Bear, games, and classic holiday movies. Hosted by the Terranea Tide Pool Kids Club. Workshop included with the California Coastal Christmas package. Reservations required. Dec. 24, 2016 | 9am-1pm
  • Tide Pool Kids Club:Little ones can unleash their inner elf at the Tide Pool Kids Club. Throughout December, prepare for Santa’s arrival making gingerbread houses and decorations to gift to family and friends. Spend Christmas Day
at Santa's Workshop with cookie decorating, wreath making, Build-A-Bear, classic holiday movies and more. The fun continues into 2017 with a Kids New Year’s Eve Party and an action-packed day of fun on New Year’s Day with Terranea’s adventure leaders.


‘Tis the Season for Adults

  • A Spa’tacular Season: Find moments of peace during the holiday craze at The Spa at Terranea throughout December. Indulge the senses during a 90-minute brown sugar scrub and full-body massage combination (Sense of the Season - $285). For a holiday glow from head to toe, enjoy a 60-minute massage and 90-minute Aroma Radiance Facial (Radiant Holidays - $396). And conquer New Year’s resolutions early with a 60-minute personal training session followed by a 90-minute spa treatment, 60-minute facial, and a pacific-inspired manicure and pedicure (A Holiday Escape - $700).
  • Turkey Day Hike:  Work up a turkey day appetite by joining Terranea’s Naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the property. Enjoy guilt-free dessert after this invigorating hike. Advance reservations required. Nov. 24, 2016 | 11:30am-1pm | Adults - $10, Children under 18 - complimentary.
  • Silent Night Meditation: Find a moment of peace with a midweek meditation, at The Spa’s Movement Studio, to quiet the mind and help restore balance during the holiday craze. Dec. 14, 2016 | 6pm | $25
  • Gleeful Gift Giving: Transition from Thanksgiving with Blowout Black Friday deals at marea, point discovery, The Links and The Spa. Shop with purpose at pointe discovery, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. At marea, Terranea’s high-end boutique, ring in the revelry with complimentary personal shopping and Champagne, designer trunk shows and a holiday shopping night to stock up on last-minute gifts for friends and family on Dec. 17, 2016.
  • Tee It Up: Make Thanksgiving an all-star week at The Links at Terranea’s annual Turkey Shoot Out. The 18-hole 5-person team scramble takes place on the resort’s oceanfront course and begins with an 8am shotgun start on Nov. 20, 2016.
  • Winter Solstice Hike: Celebrate the season with an energy boosting guided nature hike along Terranea’s native plant trails. This active holiday offering will take guests by local attractions like the Point Vicente Lighthouse. Advance reservations required. Dec. 21, 2016 | 1-3pm | Adults - $10, Children under 18 - complimentary.
  • New Year’s Eve Extravaganza: Leave the little ones with Tide Pool Kids Club and count down to 2017 in the Grand Ballroom. Dance the night away to tunes provided by a live DJ and enjoy package bar offerings, VIP bottle service, a dessert bar and coffee station, and more. Dec. 31, 2016 | $125 - $175


Conveniently located approximately 20 miles from LAX, Terranea Resort provides an exotic escape for the holidays without the travel time. For more information about Traditions at Terranea, visit

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