West Hollywood Halloween: Everything you need to know, including road closures, parking

West Hollywood Halloween

Hot sauce anyone? It’s that time of year again when thousands of people swarm a stretch of pedestrian-only Santa Monica Boulevard to celebrate Halloween and show off their creative or ghoulish costumes. Photos: Jon Viscott

WEST HOLLYWOOD – It’s that time of year again when thousands of people swarm a stretch of pedestrian-only Santa Monica Boulevard to celebrate Halloween and show off their creative or ghoulish costumes.

Here’s everything you need to know about West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval.

The Carnaval

  • The carnaval will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. 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.
  • Many of the bars will charge a cover, and be prepared for long lines.

Rules

  • Revelers are strongly discouraged from bringing kids and pets to the event.
  • Public drinking will not be allowed.
  • Backpacks, camera cases, tote bags, weapons, fireworks, and drones are not allowed.
  • Clear plastic bags will be allowed.

Tens of thousands of people gathered along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood in 2016 for the city’s annual Halloween Carnaval.

Street closures

  • San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from midnight Tuesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard and all side streets will be closed from noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Free Transportation

  • Cityline Commuter will run a modified route between Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/Kings Road from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Hollywood Link will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. between Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard/La Brea Avenue. Connect to The PickUp’s special service at La Brea Avenue, on the south side of the street, to reach the Halloween Carnaval.
  • The PickUp will run from 8 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.
West Hollywood Halloween

The cast from the film “Clue” were ready for an evening of comedy and murder in 2011 at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. Photo: Joshua Barash.

Parking

For more information about Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood.

About the author

Lauren Torres

Lauren Torres is a journalist who has watched enough "Investigation Discovery" to be obsessed with chasing investigations through writing for the rest of her life. When not chasing investigations or aliens, Torres writes non fiction, collects anything Spider-Man related, and eats copious amounts of Hot Cheetos while watching "The Office."

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!