Well, friends, we did it. We made it past the year of fire and brimstone that was 2016. Good riddance, 2k16. Good riddance.\nREAD ALSO: 11 Montreal Places For The Best Ice Skating This Winter\nHere's to 2017 being a whole lot better (honestly, almost anything would be an improvement to what 2016 had in store for us), and in case you're wondering where you can start off your year, I've got you covered.\nWhat's Open\nSome pharmacies (call to make sure) \tMovie theatres \tThe casino \tMost skating rinks (like the Old Port skating rink and the Atrium 1000) \tThe STM will run on a Sunday schedule \tAMT trains will run on weekend schedules (check the website for more information) \tThe Montreal Science Centre will remain open \tThe Insectarium, Botanical Gardens, Biodome, and Planterium will be open on January 1 \tThe Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Pointe-à-Callière Museum will be open too\nWhat's Closed\nBanks \tMost government (federal and provincial) offices \tMunicipal courts and most city offices \tMalls \tSome grocery stores \tSome restaurants (make sure to call ahead to make sure) \tRetail stores (like IKEA, Wal Mart, etc) \tGarbage pickup might be interrupted in your area (call to make sure) \tThe SAQ (I know, you guys. I know.) \tPublic markets (like Marche Jean-Talon and Atwater Market) are closed\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.