Tybee Polar Plunge

Virtual Tybee Polar Plunge 2021!

If it’s Thursday, Dec. 31, it’s the LAST day to register in person or on line and pick up your souvenir 2021 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt at the Tybee Post Theater!

We couldn’t let a year go by — not even this year! — without the return of the world-famous, Guinness-World-Record-setting Tybee Polar Plunge! So, it’s back! With a pandemic twist!

This year we’re going virtual! You can take the Plunge anywhere you want! It’s still New Year’s Day at high noon, but you pick the body of water.  From Long Beach to Long Island, and yes, anywhere along the Tybee beach, we don’t care! Just send us your videos and pics and we’ll post them for all the world to see.

You still have to register online right here, because every registration comes with that oh-so-valuable souvenir long-sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt! And this 2021 shirt is going to be a collectors’ item like none other! Our adorable Polar Bear mascot is wearing his mask as he takes a dive into the cool waters of, well, anywhere!

We’d love to see pics of Tybee Polar Plunge shirts around the globe! So don’t hesitate! Make the leap! It’s fun! It’s exhilarating! It’s a great way for the whole family to start the new year!

And, yes, we’ll still have the legendary Gang of Goofs costume contest, because we know some of you just love to dress up! So gather up your gang of goofy friends and family, dream up your wackiest costumes and parade wherever you are — be it the balmy Tybee Beach, the chilly shores of Lake Michigan, or the temperate Gulf of Mexico — and compete for great cash prizes!

T-shirt sizes are first come, first serve. We’re quickly running out of several sizes!
Watch our TybeePostTheater.org website, our Tybee Polar Plunge Facebook page, or join our new Tybee Polar Plunge Facebook group and post your own pics!
Friday, Jan. 1, Noon. $25 registration adults; $15 kids under 12
It’s a major fundraiser for the non-profit Tybee Post Theater! Great fun for a great cause!

WHERE: Anywhere! It’s a virtual plunge and you can hit the water any place you happen to be on New Year’s Day! Or, you can join a bunch of brave souls fanned out along the five miles of beautiful Tybee beach.

WHEN:  January 1, 2021 at high noon!

T-Shirt COST: Adults $25, Kids under 12 $15! (We’ll mail your souvenir T-shirt for an additional shipping charge if you can’t pick yours at the Tybee Post Theater beginning December 1.





What’s different this year? Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will not be an organized event at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. We’re encouraging everyone to participate wherever you are! You can plunge into any body (or bathtub) of water, but we want you to send us your pics or video and we’ll post it for all the world to see!

I want to join the fun! What do I do next?  Click the link above to go directly to the ticketing page for the Tybee Polar Plunge. Select the number of adults and children who are participating and follow the instructions.

Do I have to register to Plunge? No. You do not have to register to take a dive in the Atlantic, or anywhere else. But you will only get the coveted commemorative T-shirt if you register. And we know it is really all about the T-shirt!

How can I register, if I don’t register online? You can call the Tybee Post Theater office Monday-Friday from 9 .m. to 2 pm and place your order over the phone, or register in person at the box office during those same hours. That number is 912-472-4790. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  Checks should be made payable to Tybee Post Theater.

What do I do if I have already paid online and submitted my registration form? You will still need to pick up your T-shirt at the Theater. Or we will mail your T-shirt with an additional Shipping Charge. The sooner you register, the sooner you will get your shirt!

Where does all of the money go? The proceeds from the Tybee Polar Plunge go toward the programming and operations of the Tybee Post Theater.   This historic movie house, built-in 1930 by the Army stationed at Fort Screven, has been restored and reopened as a performing arts and movie venue for Tybee Island’s residents and visitors.

Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes. The Tybee Post Theater is a 501 (c) (3) tax-deductible organization. $19 of the $25 registration fee is a tax-deductible contribution.

I have more questions.  Who can I contact? You can either click on the Contact tab at the top of this page, send an email to info@tybeeposttheater.org or call 912-472-4790.