It’s Carmageddon, WeHo Style. The City of West Hollywood is hosting the City’s Annual Halloween Carnaval 2019 on Halloween night. Those who dare to get on the road on night of Thursday, October 31st, should expect delays. The one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard will be magical for thousands up thousands and a nightmare for those driving in the surrounding areas.
There will be street closures in West Hollywood on Thursday, October 31, 2019 and the morning of Friday, November 1, 2019. Main closures are:
San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to no later than 7 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019;
Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 through 6 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019;
Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard and all side streets will be closed from 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to 6 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019; and La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue from 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to 6 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.
Additional street closure information is available on the City’s website at www.weho.org/halloween. Due to street closures, there will be modifications to Cityline Local and Cityline Commuter service on Halloween day — details can be found at www.weho.org/cityline.
The City will suspend permit parking restrictions for the Halloween Carnaval from 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to 12 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. Parking meters will be waived citywide from 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to 2 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. 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. Public parking will be available at lots throughout the City for a fee; lot location and price information is posted on the City’s website at www.weho.org/halloween.
The City encourages Carnaval-goers to leave cars at home, to carpool, or to use public transportation options. Metro offers several transit options to get to West Hollywood. A trip planner is available at www.metro.net.
The City will offer Carnaval-goers two free transit options to help get to and from the Halloween Carnaval:
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 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. Additional information will be posted on the website for The PickUp at www.wehopickup.com and for Cityline at www.weho.org/cityline.