West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018 safety closures, transportation, and parking

- Each year, the City of West Hollywood hosts its annual Halloween Carnaval, one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world here is a list of closures, rules, parking and public transportation.

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 the large 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 & Prohibited Items

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 as follows:

•    The West Hollywood Park dog parks will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Street 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.

No parking on Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega and Doheny.

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

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: www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/

For those wishing to park east of the Carnaval location near Santa Monica Blvd from Kings Road to La Brea, the City will be running its free Cityline shuttle and Pickup trolley on the south side of Santa Monica Blvd only from 5pm to 3am which will take a continual circular route with multiple stops on Santa Monica Blvd. (Kings Rd, Sweetzer, La Jolla, Crescent Heights, Fairfax, Spaulding, Sierra Bonita, Vista, Formosa, and La Brea) before turning south on La Brea to make a westbound express trek down Melrose and back up Kings to two blocks east of the Carnaval entrance. Hollywood Link runs up to Hollywood and Highland Metro stop from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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