ENTERTAINMENT: Everyone’s favorite freezing New Years Day plunge – The Polar Bear Splash – is back! Bring your friends, bathing suits and a warm towel for the 9:30 am jump into the 68 degree water. Save Our Springs will be set up with commemorative shirts for sale, and free coffee and donuts! Admission to Barton Springs will be free.
FOOD: Baby Greens is kicking off the new year with a 28 day healthy living challenge and a party to celebrate on Saturday, January 7 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The party is going down at the recently-opened Baby Greens on Anderson Lane and will have tastings of salads and wraps, a yoga class by Black Swan Yoga and more. The challenge will run after on Instagram with the hashtag #28daysofbabygreens. Those who post frequently throughout the 28 days will be entered for a chance to win a grand prize package at the end of the challenge.
FOOD: Parkside Projects is introducing its latest venture JUGO, a healthy, grab-n-go destination that opens its doors mid-January 2017 in downtown Austin. JUGO is the natural next step for Chef Shawn Cirkiel‘s Parkside Projects, which already includes successful restaurants Parkside, Olive & June, The Backspace and Bullfight.
DESIGN: Austin-based jewelry designer Nak Armstrong will make personal appearances at ByGeorge for last-minute holiday shopping beginning today at the N. Lamar flagship from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can also consult with the CFDA award-winner at the South Congress location Friday, December 22 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.