BRAVE Brits plunged into frigid waters across the country for an annual Gifting Day swim in carnival costumes.
Swimmers defied freezing temperatures to join the festivities and dressed up to get back on their feet.
Hundreds of people flock to Redcar beach to enjoy the waters of the North Sea according to their annual tradition.
Some wore full swimsuits to try to avoid the cold, while others were full-bodied and turned red in the freezing water.
Many people put their best foot forward in red swimsuits paired with Santa hats or elves headgear.
A woman takes her two dogs to the beach for carnival fun, wearing a festive red bikini and Santa hat.
Others dived into the River Mersey in Liverpool to enjoy the fresh water, while in Perranporth, Cornwall, carnival costumes were rolled out to the fullest.
One brave swimmer donned a mustard yellow hat with Santa’s leggings, while others frolicked in the water.
Dozens of swimmers also cheered up at South Tyneside for an early morning dip.
A group of women donned Team Santa’s pajamas to try to keep the cold out.
Families have dived together into icy waters – with a father and son even dressing up as Spider-Man.
Other enthusiastic swimmers dress up as their favorite characters, including penguins and dragons.
It happened when the British were being defeated by a Snowstorm gift-giving day – with thousands of people waking up for White Christmas on December 25th.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across the UK and Scotland as wet and windy weather moves in from France.
Stormy conditions could turn to snow across some parts of the country as White Christmas continues for thousands of people, while other places have been warned of possible flooding.
Forecasters warn there will be travel chaos today as up to 4cm of white substance could fall in some spots, while those on higher ground could see up to 10 cm.
Coupled with 45mph winds, it proves the perfect storm for a winter blizzard that could destroy festivals.
Areas of the UK from the East Midlands to the North East as well as Scotland will be hardest hit.
The Met had to expand their yellow warnings to include an area from the Scottish Border to Derbyshire and further east through Durham and Northumberland.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17146788/boxing-day-swimmers-fancy-dress-brace-blizzard/ Gifted Holiday swimmers dress in chic outfits and take a dip in freezing waters across the country as UK prepares for a blizzard