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Folly Beach’s New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge celebrates Bill Murray

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The annual Folly Beach Polar Bear Plunge will take place on New Year Day 2014 at 1 p.m. on the beach in front of The Tides. As usual, thousands will show up to start the New Year with a dip into the icy Atlantic, but this year The Folly Beach Association of Business (FAB) has added a little twist to the plunge. In homage to Bill Murray, event-goers (both plungers and non-plungers) are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Bill Murray character and get ready to “Come Freeze Your Bills Off.” FAB members will be on site with Bill Murray inspired apparel and accessories and will provide prizes for Best Guy, Best Girl, Best Team and Best Overall Bill Murray.

Local Folly restaurants and bars will be open early and have $4 Bloody Mary’s to help plungers gather the courage to plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean. Participating locations include: Woody’s, Rita’s Seaside Grille, Shrimp Company, The Grill & Island Bar, Folly Beach Crab Shack, Loggerheads, Drop In Deli, Planet Follywood, Blu, Locklear’s and Snapper Jacks. During the event long-sleeved commemorative T-shirts will be available for sale with proceeds from the event going to Surfer’s Healing. The event is brought to you by FAB, Absolut Vodka and Fat & Juicy Bloody Mary Mix.

For more information, please go to VisitFolly.com or find Folly Beach on Facebook at Visit Folly or Download the group’s Smart Phone App.

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