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Take A Polar Plunge—Right Here In North Texas

Even though we may not have the snowy backdrop for wintry shenanigans as other parts of the country, the cold waters of Lake Granbury will do the trick for us.

If you’ve ever wanted to do a polar plunge—or made a resolution this year to break out of your comfort zone—you should definitely head out for a short road trip to the Granbury Goosebump Jump. There will be a costume contest, snow machine, hot cocoa, coffee and cookies, too, in addition to the main event—getting really cold and really wet.

At noon, everyone jumps in, ready or not.

What makes this event even more fun than similar near-freezing plunges is that you can slide down a snowy ramp into the water at a high rate of speed. There’s no turning back once you’ve got momentum, which is great if you’re one to chicken out at the last minute.

Today’s water temperature at the lake is 48 degrees and the forecast Saturday is even colder, so the water should be, too.

Register for the event on-site, it’s only $10, and proceeds go directly to the nonprofit of your choice. Plus, the charity chosen by the most people will earn an extra $1,000 provided by Granbury’s lodging association.

And speaking of lodging, book a hotel or bed and breakfast for a nice cozy place to warm up.

Because if you’re going to all the trouble to nearly freeze to death, might as well make a weekend of it.

Granbury Goosebump Jump
Saturday, January 15
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: $10 at the event
Granbury City Beach
505 East Pearl Street, Granbury