Skip to main content

The information you are viewing for this event is from Sunday, Jan 1, 2023.
Please check back for updates.
people in warm robes standing near a cold lake
man dressed as santa with sunglasses
crowd of people near a lake shoreline
a large group of people preparing for a polar plunge
people near the shoreline and pier on a lake
large crowd of people standing along a shoreline for a polar plunge
frosty the snowman
girl with hair sticking straight up
three people smiling
men dressed as knights before a polar plunge
women and kids at a polar plunge
crowd of people dressed up for a fun polar plunge event
people in costumes and warm clothes are a polar plunge
crowd of people in a cold lake
people in a lake for a polar plunge

2023 New Year's Day Lake George Polar Plunge

Get the details for the New Year's Day Polar Plunge 2023!

When and where

Date and time



Shepard Park Beach, Lake George, NY 12845



About this event

Get the details for the New Year's Day Polar Plunge 2023!

2023 Polar Plunge

Signup starts on New Year's Eve from 11am to 5pm, then again on New Year's Day starting at 10:30am at Duffy's Tavern. Sign up is $10, which benefits the Springfield Shriner's Hospital and Lake George Volunteer Fire Department. A long-sleeve Polar Plunge shirt will be available for $10.

Waves of 400 people at a time will swim, with the first plunge going in at 1pm, the second plunge at 1:15pm, and the third plunge at 1:30pm.

Be sure to stop by Duffy's Tavern between 2pm and 6pm to enjoy live music from Dirt Cheap and to celebrate 2023!

For more info: 518.668.5323 or 518.361.2559.

About Polar Plunge

Hundreds gather on the frosty shores of Lake George for a daring New Year's Day swim, known as the Polar Plunge. Typically, about 1,000 participants take part.

Don't Forget!

  • Pack a towel and water shoes.
  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes.
  • Bring easy to get into warm clothes (and shoes!) for after the Plunge.
  • For your own safety, never dive into the water.
  • Bring a plastic bag for wet clothes, and somewhere to store your dry clothes.
  • Bring along a disposable, waterproof camera.
  • Have fun!

Back to events list

Event times and information subject to change and not guaranteed.