Holiday events extend into the New Year

December 27, 2013 by  

Bakersfield residents can help an animal and their family this month when they adopt an animal from the Lake Isabella, Bakersfield, or Mojave animal shelters.

Reduced adoption fees have been put into place for this special event, which runs through December 31.

Dogs are only $15 and cats are just $5 to adopt. The price includes the spaying or neutering of the animal, microchip, vaccines, and a license for dogs (if eligible).

Adoptions are available at Kern County Animal Services, 3951 Fruitvale Avenue, Bakersfield. For more information call (661) 321-3000. Postcard printing helps get the word out to residents about pet adoptions like this.

Also, the Bakersfield Christmas Town and Holiday Lamplight Tour is running through January 4 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Each evening, there will be Holiday Lamplight Tours, ice skating, a slip and slide on Snow Sledding Hill, a Christmas light hay ride, and a tour of the historic Pioneer village.

The event is located at the Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield. The cost is $12 per person. For more information, call (661) 437-3330.

On New Year’s Day, locals can get cold with the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Daring (or crazy) souls will have the opportunity to slide into a swimming pool filled with ice to the bone-chilling temperature of 50°F.

Children aged seven and older may participate, but those under the age of 18 need the consent of their parents. The event will be held at the McMurtrey Aquatic Center, 1325 Q Street, Bakersfield. For more information, call (661) 852-7430.