With Christmas nearly here, it’s time we get to the bottom of exactly what’s open and what’s closed in our fair city.
Though you will have hopefully finished all of your holiday shopping by December 25th, knowing whether restaurants, movie theatres, and liquor stores are open on the big day is pretty important to forming your Christmas plans.
Check out what’s open and what’s closed on Christmas day in Montreal.
The bad news:
All banks will be closed
All federal and provincial government offices will be closed
All post offices will be closed
Most restaurants will be closed, with exceptions being those in Chinatown and hotels
Montreal museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the McCord Museum, and Pointe-A-Calliere will be closed
Outdoor markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market will be closed
SAQ liquor stores will be closed
Most grocery stores will be closed
Most retail stores and malls will be closed (including all malls in downtown Montreal)
The Biodome, the Botanical Gardens, and the Science Centre will be closed
The good news:
Some depanneurs will remain open
Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains like Pharmaprix
Garbage and recycling pickup will mostly continue as normal, call 311 if you have any questions or concerns
Most movie theatres will remain open
Public transit will remain in operation, though it will be operating on a Sunday schedule