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What's Open And What's Closed New Year's Day 2019 In Montreal

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What's Open And What's Closed New Year's Day 2019 In Montreal

The bridge between Christmas and New Year's Day is a bizarre time. Maybe all that holiday food and wine puts us into a turkey-induced daze, but it almost feels like these couple of days have absolutely no meaning, especially if you're on vacation. We all just want to turn the leaf to 2019 already and start fresh.

That said, it's also a confusing time because many local businesses are closed and on vacation. You might be disappointed to find out your favourite family-run coffee spot or restaurant is closed until early January, for example.

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TL;DR Below is a concise list of the stores and institutions that are open and closed on New Year's Day.

That said, most commercial businesses will run on normal schedules, with the exception of January 1st, when 99% of Montreal will be sleeping. 

Have a look at this list to make sure you are well prepared for the first day of the new year.

What's closed New Year's Day:

  • Municipal and cultural centers ie. pools, gyms, recreation centers, libraries, and arenas (opening again on January 2nd)
  • SAQ stores (closed on January 1st only)
  • Canada Post (closed on January 1st only)
  • Bank branches (closed on January 1st)
  • Public markets will close early on Dec. 31st and re-open on January 2nd
  • Most retail stores and malls
  • Major grocery stores 
  • Many local restaurants 

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What's open New Year's Day:

  • Pharmacies (operating on holiday schedule)
  • Smaller grocery and convenience stores 
  • Some chains, such as Starbucks, McDonalds, and Tim Hortons, are open
  • STM buses and metro (running on holiday schedules)
  • Movie theatres
  • A majority of public skating rinks

Happy New Year Montreal!

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