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New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at Tides

December 31, 2024

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There’s no better place to celebrate the best party night of the year than Folly Beach, and there’s no better venue to ring in the New Year than at Charleston’s only full-service ocean front hotel, Tides Folly Beach.

Their New Year’s Eve Party kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. Festivities will include food, entertainment and the opportunity to dance away the last night of the year beachfront style! Two DJs will provide the tunes and there will be a cash bar. 

Once the clock strikes midnight, prepare to cheers your glasses in a champagne toast and enjoy a fireworks show with that special someone. 

Shock your hangover away the following day by participating in Folly’s annual “Bill Murray Look-A-Like” Polar Plunge, and take a winter dip in the Atlantic—although quite honestly it might not be that cold even in January. 

Regardless of the water temperature, you still get to act the fool and dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character while hurtling into the ocean with the gathered masses. 

Prizes are even awarded to the people sporting the most excellent Bill Murray get-up. 

A portion of the proceeds from the event go to benefit local charities so you can rest easier knowing that your wild behavior is benefiting some great causes as well. 

After you’ve burned all those calories shivering (maybe) from your swim, why not stumble back to Tides and satisfy your hunger at their New Year’s Day Polar Plunge Oyster Roast held from 1-4 p.m.

For $20.20 (get it?) you will receive one bucket of bivalves and one bucket of beer. 

For an additional $8 you can enjoy pulled pork accompanied by the South’s New Year’s Day traditional culinary staples collards and Hoppin’ John. 

There will be a DJ and live music and no tickets or reservations are required. This event is walk-in only. 

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