WEST HOLLYWOOD – Perhaps the mother of all monster mashes, West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval, takes place Monday, when a parade of ghouls, goblins and gruesomes will descend on Santa Monica Boulevard for the annual evening of fright and frolicking.
WeHo officials estimate 500,000 revelers will jam the streets in their flamboyant, extravagant and ghastly costumes. The party officially lasts from 6 to 11 p.m., but horny hobgoblins will no doubt begin their trick or treating this weekend.
In preparation for the fright fest of fun, here’s a survival guide for Monday’s shindig.
The event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday on a 1-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard. The event is free, but bring money for the street vendors selling food and drinks. Most, if not all, of the bars will be charging a cover. Be prepared for long lines.
No kids or pets
People are discouraged from bringing pets and children due to the due crowds. Also, don’t bring strollers. This suggestion should be obvious.
- San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from midnight Monday to 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
- Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and Holloway Drive/ Croft Avenue from midnight Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday
- . La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue will be closed from 4 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday
- All alleyways between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from midnight Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday
- The following streets will be closed from midnight Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday:
- Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
- Almont Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
- La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
- San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Cynthia Street
The City of West Hollywood will suspend permit parking from 11 a.m. Monday to noon Tuesday.
Parking meters will be waived citywide from 6 p.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Carnaval-goers need to observe the boundaries of West Hollywood. If parking occurs in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, those parking restrictions will be enforced.
Public parking for the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval will be available at the following locations for a fee:
Kings Road Parkibng Structure ($20)
8383 Santa Monica Blvd.
EV charging stations
La Jolla Lot ($20)
1044 La Jolla Ave
Orange Grove Lot ($20)
1114 N. Orange Grove Avenue
Pacific Design Center ($20)
8687 Melrose Avenue
Queens Road Parking Lot ($20)
8459 Sunset Blvd.
Spaulding Lot ($20)
7718 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sunset Lot ($20)
8775 Sunset Blvd.
901 Hancock Parking Structure ($20)
901 Hancock Ave.
Palm Lot ($1.50 per hour at pay station)
815 Palm Ave
West Hollywood Gateway ($12)
7100 Santa Monica Blvd.
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