WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Halloween is here and that means one of the spookiest celebrations in the nation returns to West Hollywood.

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval takes over Santa Monica Boulevard from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. in between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard.

The celebration will cause the following road closures: 

  • San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. – 12:00 a.m. Thursday to no later than 7:00 a.m. Friday
  • All alleyways between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. – 12:00 a.m. Thursday to no later than 7:00 a.m. Friday
  • Santa Monica Blvd. between La Cienega Blvd. and Croft Ave./Holloway Dr. – 6:00 a.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • Santa Monica Blvd. between Doheny Dr. and La Cienega Blvd. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • Robertson Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • Almont Dr. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. – 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, through 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
  • La Peer Dr. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Cynthia St. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • La Cienega Blvd. between Holloway Dr. and Melrose Ave. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday to 6:00 a.m. Friday
  • Sunset Blvd. eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto southbound La Cienega Blvd. from 4:00 p.m. Thursday through 6:00 a.m. Friday

The city of West Hollywood recommends those attending use parking structures available or designated rideshare dropoff and pickup zones.

The City will suspend permit parking restrictions for the Halloween Carnaval from 11 a.m. on Thursday to 12 p.m. Friday. Parking meters will be waived citywide from 6 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.

Metro is also offering free rides options so that party-goers can avoid the rideshare surge prices and the hectic parking situation.

The City will offer Carnaval-goers two free transit options to help get to and from the Halloween Carnaval:

  1. Cityline (Modified Route) — Cityline Commuter, which connects riders to and from the Metro Red Line Station in Hollywood (stop is located on Highland Avenue, South of Hollywood Boulevard), will run a modified route between Hollywood and Highland and Santa Monica Boulevard/Kings Road via Santa Monica Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and
  2. The PickUp (Special Service) — The PickUp will run from 7 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 provide eastbound service from Kings Road/Santa Monica Boulevard to La Brea Avenue/Santa Monica Boulevard.

For more information on the celebration visit weho.org.

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