Left your New Year’s Eve plans until the last minute? If you’re still looking for a place to party Patch has the scoop on local bashes or where you can grab supplies to throw a gathering of your own.
Growth Spurts, 404 Linden Ave., 847-850-9059
Just because you’re kids can’t stay up to midnight doesn’t mean they can’t have some New Year’s Eve fun. Celebrate with face painting, art activities, dinner and sparkling drinks from 4 to 6:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. share an early countdown complete with noisemakers and a balloon drop. Admission is $30 for a family of four, plus $7 for each additional child.
A La Carte, 111 Green Bay Rd., 847-256-4102
A special New Year’s Eve menu is available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Selections include coconut shrimp skewers ($4.95), crab cakes ($5.95), beef wellington ($18.95) and tiramisu ($4.95).
Looking for somewhere to go New Year’s Day or just need to get some groceries? Here’s a list of what’s open:
A La Carte: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jewel-Osco, 411 N. Green Bay Rd., 847-256-7420: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Jewel-Osco, 1517 Sheridan Rd., 847-256-7790: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Starbucks, 1515 N. Sheridan Rd., 847-853-0319: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Starbucks, 3232 Lake Ave., 847-256-9157: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.