Local NewsPhotography Seattle’s Polar Bear Plunge welcomes new year with a splash Originally published January 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm Back to story Restart gallery More Photo Galleries Soak up some fresh air and fall color at Seattle Japanese Garden Photos: Protesters rally against Kavanaugh confirmation vote in downtown Seattle Sistine Chapel in Tacoma The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach Park in Seattle on Monday drew a hardy group of celebrants. Share story By Courtney Pedroza Seattle Times staff photographer Courtney Pedroza View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.