West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

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Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its incomparable Halloween Carnaval, one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world.

This year’s West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard.

The event is free and open for all to enjoy, but children and pets are discouraged from attending because of dense crowds.

West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the City’s diverse culture and community. The event has grown year-by-year into an annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture, and self-expression with a myriad of observers, revelers, exhibitionists, and performers.

For more information about the Halloween Carnaval, call the City of West Hollywood’s Halloween Hotline at (323) 848-6503.

SAFETY

Keep Halloween safe and fun

  • No alcohol inside the event. No drinking in public.
  • No backpacks, camera cases, tote bags, etc. No weapons. No drones.
  • Clear plastic bags will be permitted.
  • Children and pets are strongly discouraged.
  • Prohibited items: banners, poles, sticks, beverage containers, glass bottles, coolers, laser pointers, noisemakers, weapons, projectiles, fireworks, etc.

Remember: if you see something, say something!

STREET CLOSURES

Due to the City of West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval, the following streets will be temporarily closed as follows: 

 

Main Closures

  • San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • From 12 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      to no later than 7 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue
    • From 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday,  November 1, 2018

  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard and all side streets will be closed
    • From 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      to 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue
    • From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      to 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Additional Closures

  • All alleyways between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • From 12 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      to no later than 7 a.m. on Thursday,  November 1, 2018

  • Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • From 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Almont Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • From 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    • From 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018,
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Cynthia Street
    • From 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018,
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto southbound La Cienega Boulevard
    • From 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018,
      through 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

DOG PARK CLOSURES

Due to the City of West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval, the two dog parks located at West Hollywood Park will be temporarily closed beginning at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

PARKING

The City of West Hollywood will suspend permit parking restrictions for Halloween Carnaval: from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

 

Parking Meters

will be waived citywide from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to 2 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Carnaval-goers are reminded to observe the boundaries of West Hollywood. If parking occurs in the City of Los Angeles or in the City of Beverly Hills, all parking restrictions must be strictly observed.

 

Public Parking

Public parking for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will be available at the following locations for a fee:

Kings Road Municipal Parking Structure ($20 fee) 

8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road 
EV Charging Stations

La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot ($20 fee) 

1044 N. La Jolla Avenue
Santa Monica Boulevard and N. La Jolla Drive 

Orange Grove Lot ($20 fee) 

1114 N. Orange Grove Avenue
Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue

Pacific Design Center ($25 fee) 

8687 Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue at San Vicente Boulevard

Queens Lot ($20 fee)

8459 Sunset Boulevard
Corner of Sunset Boulevard and Queens Road

Spaulding Lot ($20 fee) 

7718 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue

Sunset Lot ($20 fee) 

8775 Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard and Horn Avenue

Hancock Parking Structure ($20 fee) 

901 Hancock Avenue
Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue

West Hollywood Gateway ($12 fee) 

7100 Santa Monica Boulevard (enter from Romaine) (Open 24 hours)

TRANSIT AND TRANSPORTATION

City Transit Options

Cityline (Modified Service) — Cityline Commuter, which connects riders to and from the Metro Red Line Station in Hollywood, will run a modified route between Hollywood and Highland and Santa Monica Boulevard/Kings Road from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

Hollywood Link (Special Cityline Service to and from La Brea Only) — Hollywood Link will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. between Hollywood and Highland and Santa Monica Boulevard/La Brea Avenue. (Connect to The PickUp’s Special Service from the stop at La Brea, on the south side of the street, to reach the Halloween Carnaval); and

The PickUp (Special Service) — The PickUp will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard and will stop at all regular eastbound stops between Sweetzer Avenue/La Brea Avenue. Once the PickUp reaches its La Brea Avenue stop, it will take an express route west toward the Halloween Carnaval via Melrose Avenue to its special Halloween stop on Kings Road/Santa Monica Boulevard. From 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., The PickUp will only run eastbound from Kings Road/Santa Monica Boulevard to La Brea Avenue/Santa Monica Boulevard.

Additional information is posted on the website for The PickUp at www.wehopickup.com and for Cityline at www.weho.org/cityline


Additional Options

Metro offers several ways to get to the City of West Hollywood for the Halloween Carnaval. Visit Metro’s trip planner to plan your route at www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/

 

Media Inquiries

If you are a journalist and need assistance from the City of West Hollywood’s Communications Department, please contact:

Sheri Lunn
Public Information Officer
(323) 848-6391
slunn@weho.org

 

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