Dress as your favorite Bill Murray character and celebrate New Year's Day by taking a plunge into the frigid ocean water on FollyBeach with lots of other Bill Murray wannabes! The 3rd Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge is set to take place on Friday, January 1, 2016. The plunge will take place beachside in front of the Tides Hotel with festivities starting at . This is the third year the plunge will pay homage to one of Charleston's favorite residents, Bill Murray. All attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Murray movie character and "freeze their bills off."
Registration for the plunge begins at 12pm at the information booth on the beach and judging of the contests will begin at 1pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Guy, Best Girl, Best Team and Best Overall Bill Murray, and then attendees will take the cold plunge at 2pm.
Before the plunge, guests can start to recover from New Year's Eve with cocktail specials at participating FollyBeach businesses: Woody's, Rita's Seaside Grille, St. James Gate, The Grill & Island Bar, Chico Feo, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Jack of Cups, Loggerheads, Drop In Deli, Planet Follywood, Blu, Locklear's and Snapper Jack's. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit FollyBeach local charities.
Whether you're kicking-off the New Year's resolution or working off those New Year's Eve over-indulgences, come out on New Year's Day and break a sweat at the Hair of the Dog 5K fun run. If the fresh air and exercise doesn't clear your head or cure last nights lingering effects, hit the bar afterwards for a little “hair of the dog" or sample a tasty, non-alcoholic remedy. Join us for a 5K fun run, walk or stroll. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finisher. 8 a.m. at The Grand Pavilion $25/person, includes T-shirt Pre-register in advance: 843.886.7008
• Beats by DJ Precise • Drink Tickets for Premium Liquors and Draft Biers • Passed Hors D'oeuvres and Buffet with Carving Station • Photographer • Midnight Champagne Toast • and Masquerade Mask Contest
Reserve a table with your very own server: Small table (seats 4 to 5) - $50 Large table (seats 8-10) - $100
Tickets are $125 & are on sale now!
Ring in the New Year with an all inclusive Masquerade party at the Garten.
Grab your captain's hat and put on your navy blazer, because this New Year's Eve is all about yacht-rocking into 2016. If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, then this night was made for you. Although we really hope it doesn't rain.
On Thursday, December 31, Mixson Bath & Racquet Club will swing open the gates for an epic night of fancy rum drinks, ice-cold daiquiris, a dinner buffet worthy of a cruise ship, and lots of great mellow tunes being spun by DJ RaeTone, a yacht rock specialist from Atlanta. We won't be crashing a bottle of champagne against a boat at midnight… or, wait… that sounds like fun, maybe we will do that.
Tickets for the event are $75 for MB&RC members and $100 for nonmembers. Food and drink are included along with plenty of fun surprises (bubbles! silent disco!). Guests are encouraged to dress up in their finest sailor threads. Or at least their favorite Sperry Topsiders.
Early bird special: reserve a VIP cabana by Dec. 20 and save $200, good for 10 people to get VIP treatment, including a private cocktail server and a cooler stocked with champagne for the midnight toast.