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    West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval – Everything You Need to Know

    By: Erin Pedraja

    West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval RouteIt’s that time of the year again – The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval! Every year, hundreds of thousands of revelers take to the streets and walk the boulevard to view some of the most imaginative costume creations.

    You can also expect live entertainment on multiple dedicated stages, food vendors and access to the many bars, lounges, clubs and restaurants along the Halloween Carnaval route. Some will require an entrance fee. For a list of events and more details to the live entertainment, visit www.westhollywoodhalloween.com/carnaval-2012.

    Although the event officially takes place from 6pm-11pm, patrons are posted at local spots all day and night up until the wee hours of the night. City officials normally keep the streets closed to automobile traffic until 6am the next morning. View pictures from past events here.

    We want to make sure you have all the details leading up to event, so here goes:

    When: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm – 11pm
    Where: Along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard
    Why: Because you deserve a night of fun. Come in costume or not.
    Cost: Admission to the Carnaval is FREE
    Parking: To help visitors, permit parking restrictions will be suspended by the City of West Hollywood from 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 31st to 6am, Thursday, November 1st. Parking meters are enforced.

    Where to Stay: Take advantage of the special Halloween Travel Promotions that the hotels are offering. View a list of (Halloween) hotel packages here!

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

    City Hall Parking Lot ($20.00 fee)
    8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer

    Kings Road Parking Structure ($20.00 fee)
    8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road

    La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot ($20.00 fee)
    1046 Havenhurst Drive
    Santa Monica Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive

    La Peer Lot ($20.00 fee)
    623 La Peer Drive
    Melrose Avenue and La Peer Drive

    Orange Grove Lot ($20.00 fee)
    1114 N. Orange Grove
    Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue

    Pacific Design Center ($20.00 fee)
    8687 Melrose Avenue
    Between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

    Spaulding Lot ($20.00 fee)
    7718 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Santa Monica Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue

    Sunset Lot ($20.00 fee)
    8775 Sunset Boulevard
    Sunset Boulevard and Horn Avenue

    901 Hancock Parking Structure ($20.00 fee)
    901 Hancock Avenue
    Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue

    The City of West Hollywood will be offering a CityLine service on Halloween during the usual hours of 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The route will operate along Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Fuller Avenue and Sunset Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Horn Avenue.

    Street Closures for Wednesday, October 31st

    West Hollywood Halloween street closure information

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

    • San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 a.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 7 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012
    • Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard including all side streets from 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.
    • Robertson Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.
    • Almont Drive and La Peer Drive are closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue from 12 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.
    • San Vicente Boulevard between Cynthia Street and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.
    • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.
    • La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012. ***Northbound La Cienega Boulevard is open between Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

    Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto La Cienega Boulevard from 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012.