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 Photos: What did Sea-Tac Airport look like in 1949? Think Stratocruisers and an old-timey diner. Seattle’s ByDesign Film Festival reflects, reconstructs community Window washers get a bird’s-eye view of Seattle 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.