Holiday Activities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Discover a truly Southern Californian holiday season with fun-filled adventures for kids from one to 92. Explore Terranea’s oceanfront 102 acres, share our gratitude with Thanksgiving festivities, witness the magical spirit of the holidays, and ring in the upcoming New Year.


A Bowl Of Food And A Glass Of Water On A Table

A Spa’tacular Season

FULL MOON YOGA: Find balance under the Hunter’s Moon with our harmonious evening yoga session in celebration of Terranea Turns Pink. Kindly wear pink, bring a yoga mat, as well as a $20 contribution benefiting Cancer Support Community South Bay. To reserve your spot, please call The Spa at 310.265.2740. October 9th | 7pm

GRATITUDE PRACTICE: In celebration of the season of giving thanks, join us for a mindful meditation and gratitude practice in our oceanfront Movement Studio. Kindly bring a $20 contribution, benefiting Chefs to End Hunger. To reserve your spot, please call The Spa at 310.265.2740. November 13 | 3pm

BLACK FRIDAY AT THE SPA: Give the gift of luxury or treat yourself and bring The Spa experience home this holiday season.  Shop The Spa Boutique on Black Friday with exclusives starting at 25% off select retail purchases all day long. November 25

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

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

SPA MEMBERSHIPS: The gift that keeps on giving - become a member of The Spa at Terranea! Our exclusive annual membership program includes full use of The Spa facilities and amenities, including The Spa Pool, Fitness Center and Movement Studio, Spa and Salon services and treatments, as well as a variety of perks throughout the resort.


A Golf Ball And A Golf Club

Tee It Up for the Holidays

PETTRIFYING PUTTING: Nothing is more frightening than the dreaded…bogey! Head to The Links and practice your putting game on our scenic and spooky green. Our putting course features a variety of slopes, plateaus, and ridges with some festive obstacles that can either trick or treat. Costumes are encouraged! Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30 | 10am – 4pm | Complimentary | Ages 6+ | Great for families!

ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT-OUT: Make Thanksgiving an all-star week with some friendly competition at The Links’ Turkey Shoot Out! Take advantage of the warm California winters with this 9-hole fun casual golf outing. Great on-course contests, entry into drawings for prizes, and walking carts are included with your entry fee for this event. Sunday, November 20 | Tee Times 9am - 2pm | $55 Juniors, $65 Links Cardholders 

BLACK FRIDAY AT THE LINKS: Come early to shop exclusive discounts on hats, shirts, and outerwear from our favorite brands, including Nike, Travis Mathew, FootJoy, and more!  Start your holiday shopping with specials on an annual Links Card Membership or rounds of golf for 2023. Friday, November 25 | 10am - 4pm 

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!

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


A Living Room Filled With Furniture And Vase Of Flowers On A Table

California Coast Holiday Style

SHOP WITH A PURPOSE: This holiday season shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at pointe discovery with souvenirs the whole family will love. How you shop can change lives; many of our brands donate proceeds to various charities! November 1 - 30

BLOWOUT BLACK FRIDAY: Santa comes early this year with marea and pointe discovery’s Black Friday promotions. Kick off the season and get in the shopping spirit for gifts galore. Stop in from 10am - 6pm for 30% off full priced items at marea and 20% off at pointe discovery. Receive an additional 20% off sale merchandise. November 29 | Some exclusions apply


A Family Sitting Around A Fire

A Holiday for Discovery

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

AAAHH-ARCHERY!: Experience the unique sport of archery along our Beach Cove, with sweeping views of Catalina Island and some Halloween-themed adventure – perfect for family fun! Our skilled archery instructors will provide you with a bow and arrow, along with expert instruction, followed by shooting practice and games featuring zombies, pumpkins, and other spooky targets. For every Archery activity booked in October, proceeds will benefit our Terranea Turns Pink campaign, promoting breast cancer support and research. Palos Verdes Archery Lessons will generously match the activity donation. October 28-31 |  Ages 6+ | Booking in Advance Required

FALL PHOTOS AT POINTE DISCOVERY: Photo opp! Visit pointe discovery throughout October for a festive fall photo opportunity. Get in the spirit and take your selfies with fun Halloween props. Don’t forget to share your photos with us using #Terranea! October | Complimentary

RESORT HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST: Join us for a family friendly pumpkin decorating contest! Families are welcome to decorate regular sized pumpkins in a friendly competition for special prizes. Saturday, October 29 | 2-4pm

HAUNTED SELF-GUIDED NATURE WALK: According to local legends, there are many supernatural beings hovering around the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As Halloween night approaches, explore our scenic trails and learn more about the Point Vicente Lighthouse legends – keeping your eyes open for the phantom Lady in the Light. This walk contains many photo opportunities and is fun for all ages. Share your haunted adventure with us using #Terranea! October | Map available at pointe discovery

SPOOKY STORIES, S’MORES BY THE FIRE & FAMILY MOVIE: Join us on Halloween for your favorite Spooky Stories! Gather ‘round the resort pool firepit as we share s’mores from sea beans, and read family-friendly Halloween classics. Costumes encouraged and be sure to head down to the Beach Cove after for a Halloween movie classic! October 31 | 4pm stories | 6:30pm movie | Complimentary for Resort Guests

TURKEY DAY HIKE: Work up a turkey day appetite by joining one of Terranea’s naturalists for a picturesque guided hike around the 102-acre oceanfront resort on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll have no guilt digging into some pumpkin pie after this invigorating hike! November 24 | 10am & 12pm | 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 | October 29, November 25, November 26, December 23

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

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

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.


A Person In A Red Head Scarf

'Tis the Season for Kids

KIDS CLUB HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PAINTING: Ready for a monstrously good time? Creative exploration and Halloween fun awaits! Young Terranea ghouls and goblins are welcome to join in seasonal artistic expression with mini pumpkin painting, monster rocks, ghost hands and other spooky crafts while enjoying Halloween themed movies and music. October | Ages 4-10

KIDS CLUB HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE: Special three-hour sessions are available for maximum fun with trick-or-treating, crafting fun, and the little ones are encouraged to wear their costumes for a festive parade around the resort! Saturday, October 29 | Morning, Afternoon & Evening Kids Club 

KIDS CLUB THANKFUL CRAFTING: During Thanksgiving weekend, Children can come to Kids Club and create a classic hand turkey painting as a take home craft, to give to someone who they are thankful for. Thanksgiving and Fall themed coloring pages and art activities available to spur gratitude and thanks! November 18-20 & 25-27 | Ages 4-10

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

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 7 | 5pm – 8pm | Postcards can be dropped off at pointe discovery from December 8-24

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 7 | 5pm – 8pm | $75pp | Gingerbread kits can be purchased at pointe discovery from December 8-24

‘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 & 25 | 5pm | All ages | Complimentary for all guests | Lobby Living Room | Children must be accompanied by an adult

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