Here's what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving Day in Montreal.\nThis is the last long weekend before the December holidays so be sure to take advantage of them!\nHappy Thanksgiving!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\n\n\n\nThis Monday, October 14 we have one more day to add to the weekend for Thanksgiving Day. Today is the last day of work before three days of blissful, warm weathered uninterrupted weekend and that is definitely something to be thankful for.\nNot the most popular holiday for most Montrealers, but who cares, it's a day off to do nothing but put on some elastic waist pants and stuff yourself with pumpkin pie.\nBut if you do want to brave the outdoors, you may want to know what's open and closed for Thanksgiving Day. Of course, the number one question on everyone's mind for the long weekend is whether the SAQ is open. But phew, you can breathe a sigh of relief as almost all the SAQ's will be open except those that are in a mall that's closed. \nIf you're taking a bus or the metro anywhere on Monday make sure to double-check the schedules as the STM will be operating on a holiday schedule and times may change. \nI do recommend that if you are planning on hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, call around to see if your grocery store is open. Unlike other stat holidays in Quebec, grocery stores do have the choice to remain open. \nDo your shopping beforehand as almost all of the large grocery stores will be shut down for the day. \nOther than that, enjoy your days off, it's going to be the last long weekend before Christmas! \n\nSo here we go, let's take a look at what's going to be open this Monday.\n\n\nMost dépanneurs\n\n\nMost shopping malls, including all downtown Montreal shopping malls, with the exception of Westmount Square, which is closed\n\n\nPharmacies \n\n\nPossibly grocery stores \n\n\nSome arenas, swimming pools, and sports centres remain open and others don’t depending on the neighbourhood, call 311 for details\n\n\nCinemas\n\n\nMontreal Casino (is it ever closed?)\n\n\nMontreal Botanical Gardens\n\n\nMontreal Science Centre and IMAX Theatre\n\n\nMost public markets, such as Jean-Talon and Atwater, \n\n\nGarbage and recycling pickups generally stay on schedule with rare exceptions, call 311 for details\n\n\nMost SAQ liquor stores remain open\n\n\n View this post on Instagram Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family. Remember to take the time to give thanks for all that you have. #thankful #grateful #blessed #♥️ #faith #thanksgivingdinner #family #friends #blessings A post shared by Amelia Pisano (@ameliapisano) on Oct 10, 2019 at 10:28pm PDT\nMost music venues, bars, restaurants, and clubs (but I recommend calling)\n\n\nBookstores, flower stores, and service-based businesses (hair salons, gas stations, manufacturers) remain open at their discretion\n\n\nHospitals and emergency services\n\n\nMost spas\n\n\nHotels, resorts, and spas \n\n\nDon't forget that parking meters\n\n\nLa Ronde will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fright Fest will be live!\n\n\nThe Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Musée d’art contemporain will be closed, but the Pointe-à-Callière Museum will be open from 12 pm to 5 p.m.\n\n\nThe STM will run on a holiday schedule with modified bus times.\nREAD MORE: Montreal's Construction Industry Has To Fill 20,000 Jobs & Here's How Much They Pay\n\nIn terms of closures, the stat holiday businesses are all the usual culprits: \n\n\nBanks\n\n\nFederal and provincial government offices \n\n\nMunicipal court\n\n\nProvincial and federal offices\n\n\nPostal services\n\n\nSome restaurants \n\n\n View this post on Instagram Fin du week-end de l’action de grâce🥧 pour nous c’était marché Jean-Talon/cuisine/repos on en avait bien besoin 🙈 bon courage pour la reprise 😘 . . . #fall #automne #pumpkin #actiondegrace #montreal #francaisaucanada #expatlife #travel #travelgirl #livingabroad #instatravel #quebec #canada #goodmoments #instapic #thanksgiving #northamerica #amerique #vivreamontreal #explore #quebec_travelers #explorecanada #tourismequebec #ooheecommunity #livelovecanada #mtlblog #courge #citrouille #marché #jeantalon A post shared by Ḁn̥n̥e̥-S̥o̥ (@discoverydory) on Oct 9, 2018 at 5:21am PDT\n\nIt's always best to call around to make sure wherever you're planning to go is open — especially when it comes to restaurants and smaller shops. \n\nNo matter what you decide to do, have a great long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, Montreal!