The Southern California resort Terranea Resort announces its annual oceanfront holiday Traditions. Kicking off with Thanksgiving and continue through New Year’s Day, these luxury immersive experiences include signature events, holiday activities, gourmet meals, restorative wellness, premium gift offerings, and more.
Home for the Holidays
Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday season at Terranea with an overnight oceanfront luxury getaway. They are offered to stay two nights or more and enjoy a $100 resort credit and complimentary valet parking.
Stay and Give
The luxurious resort invites guests to participate in a variety of giveback initiatives and experiences during their Southern California coastal escape. Guests are encouraged to make a donation upon booking their stay at Terranea in support of Midnight Mission throughout November and Toys for Tots throughout December.
Guests will have a chance to enjoy festive oceanfront feasts in honor of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s with huge menu selections and al fresco experiences at one of the resort’s dining establishments. They can enjoy holiday classics set with an elegant backdrop of scenic views at mar’sel; holiday favorites and traditional buffets at catalina kitchen; Asian-inspired specialties at bashi; casual coastal meals at Nelson’s with panoramic views; touchdown-worthy bites at the Lobby Bar & Terrace; festive treats to satisfy any sweet tooth at sea beans; and in-room dining to indulge on their private terrace or patio.
Thanksgiving Ballroom Buffet
On November 24th, guests are invited to indulge in culinary delights from the multi-station buffet with local seafood, traditional Thanksgiving dishes, cider station, and dessert bar. Champagne is included to give a toast of thanks. Seatings: 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, and 5:00pm | $119 per adult; $59 per child age 5-12; children 4 and under complimentary
Thanksgiving Feast To- Go
These offerings include roasted butternut squash soup, ginger & spice brined free-range turkey or mushroom, leek & celery root tart, potato bread & chestnut stuffing with current, country-style mashed potatoes, sweet potato puree with marshmallow and pecan, and roasted vegetables. Of course, no Thanksgiving feast is complete without cranberry cassis compote and your choice of pie, including classic pumpkin, apple or pecan. Available in servings of 4, and 8. Reservations required by Saturday, November 19 | Available for pick up Thursday, November 24. Half turkey dinner $450, serves up to 4; Full turkey dinner $650, serves up to 8; Vegan Meal dinner $320 serves up to 8; Vegan Meal dinner $180 serves up to 4.
Breakfast with Santa
On December 17, guests will have a chance to enjoy bakery and waffle stations, beverage and food stations, as well as an egg kitchen, kids buffet, festive crafts, and pictures with Santa. Seatings: 9:00am, 9:30am, and 10:00am | $90 per adult, $30 per child age 5-12, children 4 and under complimentary
Hanukkah Dinner at catalina kitchen
From December 18 to December 26m guests and their loved ones can gather for a special Hanukkah menu at catalina kitchen and enjoy classic specials such as Matzo ball soup, smoked salmon latkes, and braised beef brisket with roasted root vegetables throughout the holiday. 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
New Year’s Eve Monte Carlo Casino Extravaganza
Taking place on December 31, this dazzling celebration includes casino games, an open bar, and VIP bottle service. Enjoy a variety of culinary action stations including taqueria and sliders, delectable pasta dishes featuring penne al pomodoro, gourmet salad bar, dim sum, lo mein, chicken fried rice, and much more. An opulent dessert selection features stout bread pudding, cheesecake and brownie pops, chocolate raspberry torte, and churros with dipping sauce. Dance the night away to tunes provided by a live DJ. 9:00pm – 2:00am | Adults 21 and over
New Year’s Eve Mystical Garden Dinner
On December 31, guests can enjoy a three-course meal and toast to a fabulous year ahead with Champagne and live entertainment. Seatings: 7:30pm & 8:30pm | $139 per adult; $95 per child age 5-12; $40 per child age 4-11; children 4 and under complimentary.
Kids Club Thankful Crafting
During Thanksgiving weekend, children will 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. Ages 4-10.
Annual Turkey Shoot-Out
November 20 is the day to make Thanksgiving an all-star week with some friendly competition at The Links’ Turkey Shoot Out and enjoy Southern California’s warm winters and ocean views. Tee Times 9:00am – 2:00pm | $55 Juniors; $65 Links Cardholders
Black Friday Shopping
Guest are encouraged to do some shopping and enjoy Black Friday promotions at marea, pointe discovery, The Spa Boutique, The Links, and special stay packages. The perfect opportunity to check off everyone on your gift list – including yourself.
Turkey Day Hike
Guests can discover the natural landscape with a Turkey Day Hike. Work up an appetite by joining a Terranea naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around the 102-acre resort on Thanksgiving Day. 10:00am & 12:00pm | $75 per person | Advanced reservations required.
Elf on the Shelf
Each day in December, guests may take part in a festive search for Terra, the Elf on the Shelf. A new holiday jingle is shared each day at pointe discovery that hints to Terra’s location. Perfect for the whole family to participate in the fun.
Gingerbread Decorating Kits
Decorate your own edible gingerbread house with frosting, candies, and delight this holiday season. A perfect family holiday activity for all ages to enjoy. $75 per kit| pointe discovery
Postcards to the North Pole
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 on hand for a meet & greet to make sure the postcards arrive on time. Hot Chocolate is available for purchase and complimentary candy canes are available from sea beans. pointe discovery
Winter Solstice Hike
Celebrate the season with a guided nature hike along Terranea’s native plants trails. This active holiday offering will include a visit to the Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center. 2:00pm – 4:00pm | $75 per person | Advanced reservations required.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Guests are invited to 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 & Day to set the scene for the perfect holiday experience. | 5:00pm | All ages | Complimentary for all guests | Lobby Living Room | Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Season of Serenity
Spa Rejuvenation Package
This experience will promote strength, relaxation, and an overall sense of well-being. Enjoy overnight accommodations, two customized 60-minute massage treatments, and daily breakfast for two.
Guests are invited to gather at 3:00 pm for mindful meditation and gratitude practice in the oceanfront Movement Studio. Kindly bring a $20 contribution, benefiting Chefs to End Hunger.
A Holiday Retreat
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. $850
Sense of the Season
A 90-minute vanilla spice brown sugar scrub and full-body massage combination. $410
Ultra-Luxe Gift Experiences
Become a member of The Spa at Terranea. The 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.
Holiday Shopping at the Golf House
Guests can go to the Golf House this holiday season and shop for premium golf apparel and accessories, as well as the best stocking stuffer.
These gift cards can be used for resort-wide dining, golf, spa, activities, stays and more.
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