You're probably already well aware what stores, markets, or services are going to be closed during the holidays, but a reminder is always a good thing. This can be a stressful and confusing time of year.\nKeep in mind, most places are open Christmas Eve: the post office, banks, SAQ, retail stores, and more. However, they are operating on a tight schedule and will generally close early.\nREAD ALSO: How To Survive Christmas Without Snow In Canada\nTL;DR Below is a concise list of the stores and institutions that are open and closed on Christmas Eve and day.\nChristmas Day is a whole other story. Goverment run services such as Canada Post and the SAQ are closed, and most places, including local restaurants, grocery stores, and malls will be closed as well. With the exception of chains like McDonalds and smaller convenience stores, it will be harder to come by supplies on Christmas Day, so be sure to get prepared and stock up on snacks and food this weekend!\nVia Photo 63551420 © Alexey Sk - Dreamstime.com\nWhat's closed on the 24th (Christmas Eve):\nMunicipal and cultural centers (pools, gyms, recreation centers, libraries, and arenas)\nMontreal’s Espace pour la vie museums (Biodôme, Insectarium, etc.)\nPublic markets will close early on Christmas eve.\nRetail hours cut early on Christmas eve, most stores and malls close at 5pm.\nRestaurant hours might be subject change based on holiday schedules\nWhat's closed on the 25th (Christmas Day):\nSAQ stores (closed on Dec. 25th)\nCanada Post (closes on 25th & 26th)\nBank branches (closed 25th & 26th)\nMost retail stores and malls\nMajor grocery stores \nMany local restaurants \nMunicipal and cultural centers (pools, gyms, recreation centers, libraries, and arenas)\nPublic markets (Atwater Market, Jean Talon, etc.)\nMontreal’s Espace pour la vie museums (Biodôme, Insectarium, etc.)\nRestaurant hours might be subject change based on holiday schedules\nWhat's open Christmas day:\nPharmacies (operating on holiday schedule)\nSmaller grocery and convenience stores \nMost chains such as Starbucks, McDonalds, Tim Hortons are open\nSTM buses and metro (running on holiday schedules)\nMovie theatres\nThe Montreal Casino\nA majority of skating rinks\nMerry Christmas, Montreal!