New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Tybee Polar Plunge Make Tybee Island the Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year

WHAT:         New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island, Georgia. The New Year’s Eve Fireworks can be enjoyed from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the eastern side of Tybee Island. This popular annual event is free and open to the public

On New Year’s Day, take a brisk plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at the 2013 Tybee Polar Plunge. This year’s plunge welcomes the return of the “Gang of Goofs” contest. Everyone is invited to dress up in funny and wacky costumes for a chance to parade in front of an esteemed panel of judges and to win great prizes. There is no fee to enter the “Gang of Goofs” contest; $25 entry fee to take the plunge, which includes a long-sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge t-shirt. All event proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island. Last year’s event set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Wearing Swim Caps. For more information and to register for the 2013 Tybee Polar Plunge and “Gang of Goofs” costume contest online (before December 28) visit


New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Monday, December 31 at midnight

2013 Tybee Polar Plunge on Tuesday, January 1

Gang of Goofs Parade at 11  a.m., Polar Plunge at noon

WHERE:       Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion,  Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave., Tybee Island, Georgia

MORE INFO:          Visit or call 912.786.5444


TybeeIsland, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah, stands apart as one of America’s most authentic Southern beach towns. A laid-back year-round vacation destination, Tybee Island is home to fascinating forts, informative museums, a historic lighthouse complex and miles of sandy beaches. Rich in relaxed style, Tybee Island also features a blend of eclectic art galleries, charming shops and exceptional restaurants. For more information about Tybee Island, please visit online or call 912.786.5444.


Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades:

  • “Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet” – Southern Living
  • “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast”  – Fodor’s
  • “Best Beaches for Families” – Parents Magazine
  • Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 – TripAdvisor
  • Top 10 City Beaches in America – AOL
  • #1 Healthiest Beach in America – Health Magazine
  • “Readers’ Choice Best Beach” – Georgia Magazine
  • “Best One Tank Trip” – Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • “Best Beach Retreat” – Creative Loafing Atlanta
  • Bicycle Friendly Community – League of American Bicyclists
  • Best Day Trip and Most Fun Place to Take the Kids – Savannah Magazine


The Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc., is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit corporation, formed in 2001. In 2006, the organization purchased the Tybee Post Theater from the Tybee Historical Society and has been working since that time to reopen the theater.


Friends of the Tybee Theater is a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of the Post Theater into an operating performing arts and cultural center.


To successfully operate the Tybee Post Theater as an integral part of our community that enhances our cultural experience, encourages and attracts visitors, and improves our quality of life.