With Christmas over, it’s time to start thinking ahead to next weekend’s holiday: New Year’s.
In preparation for the city’s biggest parties of the year, it’s important to consider what will be open and closed on New Year’s Day. After all, you don’t want to be without food in your (mosts likely hungover) state.
Luckily for those that survived Christmas, you pretty much know the drill. Most everything that was closed on Christmas Day is also closed on New Year’s Day. That means grocery stores, shopping malls, and SAQs. However, the bright side is you’ll be able to grab a mean breakfast poutine or catch an awesome flick to pass the time on January 1st.
Check out what’s open and what’s closed on New Year’s 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
- 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
- Most restaurants will be open
- 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