Make Terranea your Tradition

A holiday getaway at Terranea Resort is the perfect way to spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying the Southern California coast. Christmas trees complement palm trees, and endless festivities are available to take advantage of Terranea’s 102-acre oasis. Whether you are in need of rest and relaxation at The Spa, holiday shopping retail rescue at marea, a seasonal dinner with Pacific views, or a luxurious place to rest your head, Terranea has you covered. Come enjoy the magical holiday season at Terranea, and share the fun with family and friends with a stocking stuffer-sized gift card surprise for a resort stay, dining, spa, golf, or adventure experience.

Thank you for choosing Terranea for your special getaway.

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A long-established custom or practice that is handed down through generations.


Be our guest this holiday season for festive feasts from the comfort of our 102-acre resort. Taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, each restaurant promises tastes that satisfy and sights that surprise. Terranea's chefs take a fresh approach by personally tailoring menus with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients, many of which are grown in local gardens. From intimate dinners to traditional feasts, the collection of delectable restaurants have a table reserved for every party. If you would rather relax in your room or in the comfort of your own home, order your holiday meal to go from sea beans.

*The number of guests at a single table is limited to no more than six guests


Work up a turkey day appetite by joining a Terranea naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the 102-acre resort on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating coastal walk! Please call the Experience Center for pricing and to make a reservation.

Thursday, November 26, 2020 | 11:30am - 1:00pm


Santa comes early this year with Black Friday promotions at marea, pointe discovery, and The Links. Kick off the season and get in the shopping spirit for gifts galore.

Friday, November 27, 2020


Treat yourself and your body to an invigorating experience that will promote strength, relaxation, and an overall content sense of well-being. Enjoy a customized 60-minute outdoor personal training session followed by a 60-minute massage treatment.

December 1 - 25, 2020


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


Guests are taught the natural history of our beautiful birds of prey including falcons, Harris’s Hawks and Eurasian Eagle Owls. Learn from our falconer about these majestic birds and the important roles they play, not only at Terranea, but in the wider environment as well.

Select Dates in November and December | 9am


Reflect on the true meaning of the holidays while painting your own unique mandala ornament and taking in the ocean views. Guided by a spiritual wellness coach, you will learn the art of mandala meditation as you create your own unique holiday work of art keepsake, suitable for hanging on a tree or displaying in any fashion you choose!

Select Dates in December