Brrr: Annual Polar Bear Plunge rings in New Year

It's an annual tradition for some to ring in the New Year with a brisk, cold dip at Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Some do it to rinse away any residue from the past year while others claim it's a sure-fire cure for a hangover. Either way, whether you take the plunge or stand on shore as a spectator, there's no denying that the Polar Bear Plunge provides a unique way to usher in the New Year.