Open or closed this Christmas weekend?

Most stores will close at 5 p.m. Friday on Christmas Eve and will not open until December 26. This also concerns shopping centers.

Fans of the post-Christmas sales will be satisfied this year, however, since commercial establishments will be allowed to open their doors on Sunday under extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year, the traditional ” Boxing Day Could not take place due to containment measures affecting non-essential businesses.

Big-box grocery stores will close their doors on December 25, but some small grocery stores will remain accessible, as will convenience stores. Restaurants will remain open throughout Christmas weekend, as will pharmacies. However, a capacity reduced to 50% applies in these places, as well as in shops.

The branches of the Société des alcools du Québec, in front of which the lines have grown in the last few days, will close for the most part at 5 p.m. on December 24, with the exception of the Express branches, which will stretch their hours until 7 p.m. . All SAQ branches will close on December 25 before reopening at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Montreal’s public markets will also be closed on December 25 and 26. The bank closings will continue on December 27 and 28, as they are already normally closed on weekends. There will also be no mail delivery at Christmas and the following day and post offices will be closed.

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