After you party in Downtown Temple Friday night for First Friday, head over to Lions Junction Family Water Park and take the Polar Bear plunge. The shock to your system might burn off some of the calories!

The annual Polar Bear Plunge happens from 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM this Saturday, January 4 at 5000 S 5th Street in Temple.

Right now, the forecast predicts temperatures in the 30s that morning. Perfect weather for diving into a giant outdoor pool, right?

It takes a special kind of crazy to do it, but YOLO, right? Besides, you get free hot cocoa and donuts, so it's worth it.

The event kicks off with a costume contest, followed by the plunge and a belly flop contest.

You can get registered for $20 at Sammons Indoor Pool (2220 W Avenue D) or by calling 254-298-5930. The registration fee goes to help the City of Temple Parks and Recreation serve local youth. If you register early, you'll get a t-shirt so you can show off how insane you are.

Here's a look back at last year's Polar Bear Plunge.

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