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Need To Buy Alcohol For New Year's Eve? Don't Wait Until Sunday

You won't be able to buy beer, wine or liquor at the store on New Year's Eve in Indiana because the date falls on a Sunday.

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you need beer, wine or liquor for your New Year's Eve party in Indiana, you should plan ahead and buy what you need before Dec. 31.  

If you live in the Hoosier State, you won't be able to buy alcohol for carryout on Dec. 31st because it falls on a Sunday this year. 

Sunday sales of alcohol at the stores are illegal in Indiana.

Some state lawmakers say they are in favor of legalizing Sunday alcohol sales, but the legislative session doesn't begin until Jan 3, 2018. 

A study commission established by the state legislature recommended the passage of a Sunday sales bill in November.  One recommendation was to allow stores with permits to sell alcohol on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday this year for the first time since 2006.  

Liquor stores will be closed, and stores with alcohol permits won't be allowed to sell it.

The cut-off for carryout alcohol sales is 3 a.m. Sunday.  


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