WeHo to Host Youth Halloween Carnival – Grownup Halloween is Still Cancelled

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Photo by Jonathan Moore courtesy of the City of West Hollywood

Halloween carnivals are for kids. The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division will host its annual free Youth Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Vista Lawn at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

In accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, all activities will take place outdoors along with appropriate physical distancing. The LA County Department of Public Health recommends that everyone wear a face mask and notes to “incorporate a face mask that covers your nose and mouth snugly into your costume. A costume mask is NOT a substitute for a face mask that protects against COVID-19.”

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To register for this event, visit the City of West Hollywood’s West Hollywood Recreation Online portal atwww.weho.org/recreation or follow this direct link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/weho/Activity_Search/youth-halloween-carnival-2021-in-person-event/12284.

Youth Halloween Carnival highlights will include games, a pumpkin patch, a trackless train, costume showcases, raffles, and entertainment by community groups. Children are welcome to show-off their Halloween costumes and participate in raffles. For a fur-raising good time, pets are also invited to display their “Howl-O-Ween” best (but must follow Plummer Park rules to always remain on a leash).

The Youth Halloween Carnival will adhere to a series of COVID-19 health and safety measures in compliance with Health Officer Orders and Protocols established by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The event will: take place outdoor-only with reduced capacity (approximately 50 percent of maximum occupancy); employ mask-wearing and physical distancing; utilize procedures to reduce crowding; use advanced registration and communications to convey COVID-19 safety plans; and post visible signage that attendees must not enter the premises if sick or symptomatic.

Meanwhile the annual Halloween Carnaval 2021 mainly for grownups remains CANCELLED! The event known to attract upwards of 500,000 people to Santa Monica Boulevard on Halloween night will not take place again this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the surge in Delta variant cases in the region.

In 2020, the West Hollywood City Council approved the cancellation of all major special events in the City of West Hollywood through the end of 2020. However, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and surge in Delta variant community transmission, the City of West Hollywood decided to continue the cancellation of many large-scale events and gatherings during 2021, including a large Pride celebrations in June, Halloween Carnaval 2021, and New Year’s Eve events such as #BOOM!

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Youth Halloween Carnival, please contact the City’s Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6530 or at recreation@weho.org.

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