Since 2009, Terranea Resort has provided a “home away from home” for residents all over Southern California—especially during the holiday season. During their annual celebration this year, things are looking especially merry and bright at the Palos Verdes destination with an itinerary of special events from November to January.
The season of traditions kicks off for early risers on Thanksgiving morning with the annual Turkey Shoot Out at The Links. This nine-hole, five-person team scramble starts on the course and finishes with lunch, awards and prizes.
The celebration continues at the Thanksgiving Ballroom Buffet. With numerous seating times throughout the afternoon, this multi-station dining experience, accompanied by live entertainment, will have a cornucopia of delicious options, including Champagne, seasonal cider and a dessert bar. Want to enjoy the tastes of Terranea at home or in the comfort of your villa or casita? sea beans will offer a Turkey Take-Out, including all the fixings to host a feast of your own.
You know the holiday season has officially started when Terranea lights its beautiful Christmas tree. This popular tradition on Sunday, December 8, will also present festive music from local entertainers and holiday crafts for all ages. Share your holiday spirit with an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots.
Keep the magic going with a lavish buffet dinner at catalina kitchen and savor the tastes of the season—including well-crafted cocktails, a diverse list of beer and wine and a “build your own old-fashioned” bar. Also that evening, Mrs. Claus will be making a very special appearance at sea beans with popcorn, holiday cookie decoration and collecting letters for Santa.
Your children will certainly have an appetite for Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15. Taking time from his busy schedule, the North Pole’s most famous resident will listen to wish lists and take photographs after a delicious buffet of baked goods, waffles and other breakfast favorites.
If you’re looking for a unique gift to give to a loved one this year, the resort will hold several craft-making classes for guests throughout the season. Get a head start on Holiday Card Crafting—a family activity sure to bring smiles to the mailbox—on Sunday, November 24, and Sunday, December 22.
On Monday, November 30, a Candle-Making Workshop guides you to making your own custom-scented, coconut wax-blend candles plus your own custom label. Choose from scents inspired by Terranea and the California coast.
Reflect upon this past year with Mandala Ornament Decorating on Sunday, December 1 and 15. Guided by a wellness coach, you will learn the art of mandala while enjoying a seasonal cocktail or mocktail, chips and salsa, and your very own ornament to take home.
The Gingerbread House Workshops on Saturday, December 7, 14, and 21, delight with individual, edible houses and all the frosting, candies and materials to make your own tasty masterpiece.
For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, make a reservation at one of the resort’s wonderful eateries or bring the bounty to your home with Christmas To-Go from sea beans. Place your order by Thursday, December 19, and enjoy prime rib, country-style mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, acorn squash and pink peppercorn jus. Finish the meal with your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.
Continue the party until the stroke of midnight 2020 with dinner and dancing at three unique Terranea New Year’s events. All ages will enjoy a New Year’s Eve Winter Wonderland Family Dinner with three courses served in an enchanting setting. Then send the kids off to their very own party at the Tide Pool Kids Club.
A Night in New Orleans at mar’sel delights with a four-course tasting menu during which Chef Andrew Vaughan pays tribute to his culinary roots of New Orleans. Beverage director and certified sommelier Alicia Ajolo will open specialty wines from the cellar (offered by the glass) alongside suggested wine pairings for the tasting menu. The evening will also be accompanied by a live jazz band and parting gifts.
Don’t miss the official countdown at the New Year’s Eve Underwater Extravaganza with an open bar, food stations from Terranea’s culinary team and live DJ music to dance the night away. Welcome the new year the next morning with a catalina kitchen New Year’s Day buffet.
For a full list of holiday events, call 877-217-8919 or visit terranea.com
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