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Folly Beach’s Bill Murray Look-A-Like Polar Bear Plunge

Come “Freeze Your Bills Off” at the Bill Murray Look-A-Like Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2025

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It’s New Year’s Day, and you undoubtedly had a wild night watching the Flip-Flop Drop and ringing it in Folly-style. So why stop there? Kick your year off right with the “Bill Murray Look-A-Like” Polar Bear Plunge.

Bear with us, because what we’re about to tell you may sound nonsensical: we want you to dress up like your favorite Bill Murray character and, on New Year’s Day, run into ocean.

C’mon, it’s tradition! Beginning at noon, everyone will gather on the beach in front of The Tides and Blu. From there, it’s into the icy breakers for you, my friend. If it’s any consolation, the water only feels cold for a minute — numbness sets in pretty quickly.

We kid, we kid. What we would never joke about, though, is just how much fun and Folly spirit this light-hearted event brings out in everyone who participates.

For those rockin’ the greatest Bill Murray get-ups, prizes will be awarded. However, don’t fret if you don’t win a prize, because participating restaurants and bars are waiting to welcome you into the warmth with specials on Bloody Marys and more.

The Polar Plunge Run starts at 1:00 with registration at the information booth on the beach and hour earlier at noon, followed by judging and then plunging.

Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the event benefit local charities, so there’s no reason not to head to Folly and “freeze your Bills off!”

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