Remember how you didn’t buy that dress/television/game/gadget you wanted on Black Friday? Now’s your second chance, because Boxing Day (or week) sales can be the best discounts of the year. Montreal’s major shopping centres including the Eaton Centre, Place Montreal Trust and the entire underground path between them, as well as the Rockland Centre, Place Alexis Nihon and the Marché Central with its big box outlet shops; all of them are open. If you’re willing to travel a bit further, there’s Quartier DIX30 and Carrefour Laval as well. People still camp out for discounted high-price items, so if you want that new tablet before they run out, get caffeinated and get out there.
UPDATE, winter 2022: From classic Boxing Day sales to fried chicken and bubble waffles—two things that should probably always go together—to a rock show that city’s best music venues, a flower-filled greenhouse and some of the city’s best speakeasies and cocktail bars, your Boxing Day will be stacked with activites. If you want to get out and about, there’s skiing in Montreal and ice skating to get in on as well.
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