Terranea Traditions

It’s time to get merry at the South Bay’s favorite seaside getaway.

As 2020 moves toward conclusion, Terranea Resort begins preparations for its annual holiday festivities. Among that delightful mix of palm trees and Christmas trees, the 102-acre oasis will offer special events certain to put you in the holiday spirit. As part of the Terranea Promise, the resort continues its ongoing commitment to high standards of service and care so guests can enjoy a safe and comfortable stay. Here’s a preview of what’s coming to Terranea this season.

Holiday Dining


From counting blessings this Thanksgiving to celebrating the joys of Christmas and Hanukkah, guests are invited to sit at Terranea’s table for a variety of holiday dining experiences. 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 tailoring menus with an emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients, many of which are grown in local gardens. Each of Terranea’s restaurants has an alfresco experience perfect for your intimate holiday feast. 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.


Turkey Day Hike

Thursday, November 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Work up a turkey day appetite by joining a Terranea naturalist for a picturesque guided hike around Terranea on Thanksgiving Day. Learn more about the local flora and fauna and give thanks for the surrounding natural habitat of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Please call the adventure concierge for pricing and to make a reservation.

Blowout Black Friday

Friday, November 27

Ready to cross some items off your holiday gift list? Santa comes early this year with Black Friday promotions at marea, pointe discovery and The Links. Kick off the season, shop safely and celebrate the joys of giving with gift ideas galore.


A Holiday Retreat At The Spa

December 1-25

After a year to remember, treat yourself with an invigorating experience at The Spa. Terranea’s skilled technicians are ready to deliver strength, relaxation and an overall sense of well-being. In this package, enjoy a customized 60-minute outdoor personal training session followed by a 60-minute massage treatment.

Contact The Spa to book your reservation.

Elf On The Shelf

Daily in December | pointe discovery

A seasonal resort favorite, guests can partake in a festive search for Terra, the Elf on the Shelf. Every day 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.


Private Falconry Experience

Select dates in November and December, 9 a.m.

With this morning ritual, guests learn about the natural history of the resort’s beautiful birds of prey, including falcons, Harris’s hawks and Eurasian eagle owls. The resident falconer will present these majestic birds and discuss the important roles they play—not only at Terranea but in the wider environment as well.

Mandala Ornament Decorating

Select dates in December

Reflect on the true meaning of the holidays while painting a 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 a holiday work of art keepsake, suitable for hanging on a tree or displaying in any fashion you choose.

The Perfect Gift

And don’t forget to give the gift of Terranea this holiday season. Fill someone’s stocking with aqua-terra adventures, dining, spa treatments, a round of golf and more. Or spread joy by gifting a getaway certificate for an overnight stay—sure to be on everyone’s list. terranea.com/gift

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes  |  866-547-3066  |  terranea.com

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