A few things to remember if you're celebrating New Year's Eve in Montreal

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is, for many Montrealers, the biggest party night of the year. (For some of us, it's a struggle just to stay up until midnight, but that's another story ...)

If you are ringing in 2020 tonight in Montreal, here are a few things to remember:

- The Montreal metro is running all night. (If you're planning multiple trips, the STM recommends its Unlimited Evening fare, which costs $5.50 and allows unlimited trips between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m.)

- Operation Nez Rouge volunteers will be out in full force offering rides for those in no condition to drive home. The rides are free, but volunteers will gladly accept donations.

- The biggest public New Year's Eve celebration in the city will be down at the Jacques-Cartier Pier in Old Montreal. This year's party starts at 7 p.m and will feature sets by Quebec artists including musical acts Bleu Jeans Bleu, Heartstreets and Bernard Adamus and comedian Neev. 

- Tourism Montreal has a comprehensive guide of other NYE outing options here.

- If you're staying in, the Habs will be working on New Year's Eve, taking on the Hurricanes in Carolina.

- Radio-Canada's Bye-Bye, its satirical year-end special, kicks off at 10 p.m.

- And if you're just going to drift into 2020 catching up on the year that was, check out our 2019-in-review coverage here, here, here and here.

Happy New Year and have a great 2020!