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Celebrate Bellingham with free festivities

Polar Dip by Stacie Michaelson

Ring in the New Year with free, family-friendly festivities!  Annual Celebrate Belingham! events this year span four days: December 29, 30 and 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012.

Celebrate Bellingham! is sponsored jointly by the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, the Sportsplex and GaPac Community Federal Credit Union.  

Celebrate Bellingham! features events and entertainment both indoors and outdoors with free entry to all activities.  Activities on Dec. 29 and 30 include indoor ice skating, horse-drawn wagon rides and indoor swimming.  A family fun night is scheduled 6-9 p.m., Dec. 31 at the Sportsplex, with carnival games, inflatable play equipment, live entertainment and more.  

Activities planned for Saturday, Jan. 1, 2012, include a fun run/walk around Lake Padden, followed by a polar dip in the lake for all those brave enough to dive in.  Last year the lake was a chilling 39 degrees!  The polar dip will be followed with warm showers and goodies for all served under patio heaters.

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Published: Dec 20, 2011

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