Guys, it's finally Christmas! I know I keep saying that fall is my favourite time of the year, but that's a little bit of a lie. It's actually a very, very, very close second to the holiday season.

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The holidays are pure magic, IMO. And no matter what you celebrate - or don't - around this time of the year, I hope you have an awesome end to 2016. Oh, and just in case you need to know what's open and closed on Christmas day in Montreal? No worries. I got you, fam.


What's Open

  • Some pharmacies (call to make sure)
  • Movie theatres
  • The casino
  • Most skating rinks (like the Old Port skating rink and the Atrium 1000)
  • The STM will run on a Sunday schedule
  • AMT trains will run on weekend schedules (check the website for more information)
  • The Montreal Science Centre will remain open

What's Closed

  • Banks
  • Most government (federal and provincial) offices
  • Municipal courts and most city offices
  • Malls
  • Some grocery stores
  • Some restaurants (make sure to call ahead to make sure)
  • Retail stores (like IKEA, Wal Mart, etc)
  • Garbage pickup might be interrupted in your area (call to make sure)
  • The SAQ (I know, you guys. I know.)
  • The Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Biodome, and Planterium are closed on Christmas day
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Pointe-à-Callière Museum will be closed
  • Public markets (like Marche Jean-Talon and Atwater Market) are closed

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