Merry and Bright

Celebrating Holiday Traditions at Terranea Resort

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, family-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 from The Bake Shop and leave Terranea in charge of dessert this year.

From December 10 through December 18, celebrate the Festival of Lights with Terranea’s Hanukkah specialty menus at sea beans and catalina kitchen, including both traditional and unique items such as egg drop matzo ball soup and challah French toast.

Don’t begin 2021 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, featuring gratitude-themed activities, 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.

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.

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.

For information on Terranea Resort’s full holiday events schedule and to make reservations for any of these events, visit or call 844-479-2620.