SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica will hold its 1st Annual Polar Bear Swim. According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, the event will be held on Saturday, December 30 at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Participants will be able to take a dip or swim in the cold Pacific, and then warm up in the heated Beach House pool.

Those who are ocean swimmers will swim in groups out to the buoy. The event will also have poolside activities, including s’mores, warm beverages, games and photos with a polar bear mascot. Creativity and costumes are encouraged! Participants are reminded to bring their swimsuits and towels, and be aware that the pool is heated.

Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and adults 60+, and $4 for youth 1-17. Registration is now open at The First Annual Polar Bear Swim event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Annenberg Community Beach House located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway. For additional information visit