While Southern California may not enjoy the traditional “seasons” many in colder climates look forward to, the blessings of sunshine and warm temperatures make this a joyous place to celebrate outdoors. Few settings rival the pristine patch of Los Angeles coastline along the Palos Verdes Peninsula, home to the beautiful Terranea Resort.
Whether you’re coming for a holiday getaway or an extended staycation, Terranea looks forward to making your visit both merry and bright.
Perhaps no holiday tradition, other than the arrival of Santa Claus, is as anticipated as a celebratory holiday meal. Fortunately, Terranea’s award-winning culinary team takes off some of the pressure by serving a variety of delicious meals from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
Join us for intimate dining al fresco at bashi, catalina kitchen, mar’sel, Nelson’s, and The Lobby Bar and Terrace, offering a variety of prix fixe, buffet-style, and festive Thanksgiving menus that are both traditional as well as inventive.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Terranea’s restaurants are offering culinary creations that bring comfort and joy to every holiday meal. If you want to keep cozy in your room, enjoy In-Room Dining in your luxury guestroom, suite, bungalow, casita, or villa.
If planning to celebrate the holidays in the comforts of your own home, bring a taste of Terranea to you with our Gourmet Holiday Meals To-Go, featuring traditional and vegan options with all the savory and sweet accompaniments for a stress-free feast.
In the mood for something sweet? Stop by sea beans for housemade confections and freshly baked seasonal creations including Chef Perry’s holiday pies, cakes, desserts, and more. Or order ahead and leave Terranea in charge of dessert this year.
From November 28 through December 6, celebrate Hanukkah with Terranea’s specialty menus at sea beans and catalina kitchen, including both traditional and unique items such as matzo ball soup and latkes with smoked salmon, dill cream, and chives.
Don’t begin 2022 on an empty stomach! Ring in the New Year with dining at Terranea, featuring new flavors, decadent menus, and of course, Champagne toasts.
In addition to Terranea’s signature traditions, new memorable experiences await this holiday season.
Complement your family vacation with a Kids Club Activity Box, and kits for gingerbread house making, stargazing, s’mores, and more.
Work up an appetite with a Turkey Day Hike on Thanksgiving Day. Led by a Terranea naturalist, you’ll be guided around the 102-acre resort to observe the natural wonder of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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.
Reflection and artistic expression go hand in hand with Mandala Ornament Decorating, available select dates in December. Guided by a spiritual wellness coach, learn the art of mandala meditation as you create holiday keepsakes to take home.
Santa journeys from the North Pole for a magical breakfast and photo opportunities in the ballroom on December 18. Enjoy bakery and breakfast classics featuring “Mrs. Claus’ Egg Kitchen.” Visit the “Red Nose Fueling Station” filled with your favorite holiday drinks as well as the “Little Elf’s Decorating Bend” including festive crafts and pictures with Santa!
Celebrate the season with an energy-boosting, Winter Solstice guided nature hike along Terranea’s native plant trails. This active holiday offering on December 21 will include a visit to the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center.
Guests may also enjoy fireside holiday stories read by a Terranea Elf, as well as good tidings with a Peace and Tranquility resort channel, showcasing the crashing waves and natural sounds of the Pacific. Virtual experiences are all complimentary and available both in-room and online.
Join us on New Year’s Eve and be transported into a magical winter wonderland countdown for a family celebration. Set your resolutions for the New Year over a three-course meal alongside a live-action dessert bar. Toast to a fabulous year ahead with Champagne and live entertainment.
Count down to 2022 with a dazzling neon celebration for those 21 and over, including an open bar with VIP bottle service available. Enjoy a variety of food stations from Terranea’s award-winning culinary team. Dance the night away to tunes provided by DJ Ricky Rocks and neon robots and dancers for entertainment.
For information on Terranea Resort’s full holiday events schedule and to make reservations for any of these events, visit terranea.com/traditions or call 844-479-2620.