New Year’s @Birch Bay: “Ring of Fire and Hope” & 25th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Ring of Fire and Hope at Birch Bay – New Year’s Eve, 7:00 PM
Hundreds of road flares are placed just above the high tide line, and the spectacle of the lights ringing the bay is reportedly breathtaking. Anyone may participate.

  • Update, 12-29-2007, 1:07 PM PST: Flares will be handed out at C.J’s Beach House Restaurant at 6:00 PM on New Year’s Eve. 7878 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA. 360-317-3400 (map and directions)

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce 25th annual “Polar Bear Plunge

  • Registration: Begins at 10:00 AM, New Year’s Day.
  • Promptly at noon locals (and anyone else who wishes to participate) will take the “plunge that refreshes.”
  • As well, there will be audience-judged contests at CJ’s Beach House, in the categories of Oldest and Youngest Participants, Best Group, and Best Individual Costume .

(815-2379 or 630-4244) or

(map and directions to Birch Bay)

Birch Bay, by day

For more New Year’s Eve listings, see the events calendar.


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