Ring in the New Year on Tybee!

fireworks in the sky for the new year

Ring in the New Year on Tybee!

They say that how you start is how you finish. Have a fantastic finish to 2023 and a strong start to 2024 on Tybee! The island has two New Year’s traditions that will continue in 2024. The first is the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show, which lights up the night sky over South Beach at the iconic Pier and Pavilion. 

A group of people are standing on the beach watching a fireworks display.
Photo Courtesy Casey Jones Photography.

On NYE, as soon as the clock strikes midnight, dazzling fireworks will explode during a spectacular, spellbinding show. Attracting crowds of community members and visitors alike, the fireworks show is a fun way to close out 2023 and welcome 2024. And the festivities don’t stop there. On New Year’s Day at noon, one of Tybee’s most anticipated events takes place.

The Tybee Polar Plunge is the premier event for those looking to start their year off with a thrill — and a chill. Each year, thousands of brave souls from around the country flock to our beach to take an exhilarating plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean. While the Polar Plunge is not for the faint of heart, it’s great fun for the whole family, and a memorable way to kick off 2024. 

A group of people walking in the water near a pier.
Photo Courtesy of Corey Brooks – DaBrooksOhana photography.

The fun starts at 9 a.m. with the legendary Gang of Goofs costume contest and parade, where plungers don their wackiest costumes and compete for a coveted trophy and cash prizes. Then at 12 p.m., adventurers storm the shores into the sea amid the cheers of onlookers from the pier. It’s definitely a special experience unlike any other. 

Those who want to participate in the Polar Plunge can register with a purchase of the 2024 Tybee Polar Plunge t-shirt. Be sure to register early to get the shirt in the size of your choosing. It’s a souvenir that you can cherish all through 2024, ‘til you’re ready to take the plunge again in 2025!

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