What to do on New Year’s Eve

Published 6:55 pm Thursday, December 28, 2017

Before LaGrange residents start their New Year’s resolutions for 2018, many will be counting down the end of 2017 Sunday. Many places in downtown LaGrange are celebrating New Year’s Eve for those who do not want to stay in for the night.

Wild Leap Brew Co. will hold its celebration from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cofounder Rob Goldstein said the brewery will have an open beer bar, party favors, midnight keg drop and special beers for the event.

“We’ll have our year-round selections as well as special one night only beers for this,” Goldstein said. “We can’t divulge just yet, but we have some really cool selections that we’ve created specifically for this event, and only the folks that come to New Year’s are going to be able to try those because they’ll be gone that night.”

Goldstein said tickets may be sold out, so those who want to attend should buy them at wildleap.com.

“We anticipate a sold-out event the way tickets are selling,” he said.

Tickets are $30 for those who buy them online and $35 at the door, not including fees.

For non-beer drinkers, 86’d will hold a white dress party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Owner Jovanni Ugalde said the event is all you can drink and will be giving prizes after the ball drops at midnight.

“We’re doing an all-white party,” Ugalde said. “Bringing in the new year all white, it’s like good luck in a way.”

Tickets are $30 for those who RSVP tickets and $45 at the door.

To RSVP for the event, message the bar on its Facebook page or text (706) 402-3207.

For those who would prefer to celebrate the new year with dinner, Brickhouse Grille will have specials on prime rib and fillets. Owner Lance Poole said there is no cover and the restaurant will not be taking reservations.

“We’ll have a balloon drop that’s worth $1,000 at midnight, and we’ll have a free champagne toast at midnight,” Poole said. “Most New Year’s Eve (parties) have a balloon drop that will drop at midnight, but we’ll have bags full of balloons and inside the balloons will be cash, money and some gift certificates too.”

The event will start at 9 p.m.

For those who want to take their children out, Sweetland on Ice will have a neon New Year’s party at the ice rink. Owner Jim Gomez said the event is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

“It’s geared toward families, so there will be no alcohol. Our lighting system is capable of [ultraviolet] lighting so we can make things glow,” Gomez said. “We’ll also have white beanies and other things for purchase if they want to really glow out on the ice. We’re encouraging people to wear bright pants, bright clothes, things that glow in the dark or under UV light.”

Gomez said the event is all inclusive.

“Nobody does anything family friendly anymore that’s what we try to do everything family friendly,” he said. “There’s not much to do with kids on New Year’s Eve.”

Tickets are $15 for reserving and at the door. Gomez said glow sticks are included with tickets and those attending can reserve tables.

For tickets, those interested can call (678) 374-7655 or go to http://icedays.com/lagrange/new-years-eve-party/.