Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Plunge

A favorite New Year’s Day event, whether it’s to rid yourself of a hangover or just for fun, is the annual Polar Plunge. Join hundreds of costumed revelers as they make a break for the chilly Atlantic Ocean for a quick dip. Nicknamed “Freezin’ for a Reason,” the event serves as a fundraiser for Special Olympics South Carolina.

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday; the Plunge is at 1 p.m.

Where: Dunleavy’s Pub, 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island

Price: Participation and viewing is free, but donations are accepted

For more info: www.facebook.com/DunleavysPolarPlunge

Folly Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Put on by Snapper Jack’s, the restaurant will again hold its Polar Bear Plunge event. Featuring a costume contest and party with live music from Don’t Mess With the Tiger, the event will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank.

When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; the Plunge is at 3 p.m.

Where: Snapper Jack’s, 10 Center St., Folly Beach

Price: $5 or five canned goods

For more info: 588-2362

New Year’s Day Oyster Roast

Tides Folly Beach is inviting Polar Bear Plungers, and everyone else, to hang out of the deck for a day of fun. Take advantage of the fire pits and enjoy drink specials and a buffet featuring New Year’s traditions, including Hoppin’ John’s and collard greens, and all-you-can-eat oysters and barbecue. All ages are welcome to this third annual event.

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center St.

Price: $10.13-$20.13

For more info: tidesfollybeach.com

Kwanzaa Celebration

The city of Charleston Recreation Department will host this community event. Attendees will enjoy a parade, African drumming and dancing, and more. This event is open to the public and to all ages.

When: 2-6 p.m. Friday

Where: St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St.

Price: Free

For more info: 724-7327 or www.charleston-sc.gov/recreation

The Sound of Charleston: Special Holiday Edition

Ranked a No. 1 nightlife attraction in Charleston and No. 5 of all attractions by TripAdvisor.com, The Sound of Charleston lets attendees experience the sounds that defined Charleston. From gospel to Gershwin, music of the Civil War, jazz, light classics and much more, this program is all about the area’s rich musical heritage. As it’s the holiday season, this special-edition show will feature Christmas and holiday music of that period. Folks are invited to join the cast after the show for hot wassail and cookies in the festively decorated Circular Congregational Church.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.

Price: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors age 62 and over, children 12 and under get in free if accompanied by an adult

For more info: 270-4903 or www.soundofcharleston.com