Halloween in West Hollywood Means Street Closures, Relaxed Parking Permit Restrictions

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Hundreds of thousands will descend upon West Hollywood on Sunday night, clad like Lady Gaga, zombies or a plethora of other costumes (read LAist's 2010 trendy predictions) for the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnival. But such a massive event means a multitude of street closures and parking issues.

Of note is that the city relaxes its strict parking permit enforcement citywide (in some areas, not displaying a permit means more than a ticket, it means a tow) between 5 p.m. on Halloween to 6 a.m. Monday morning. Parking meters, however, will be enforced and the city warns that because it shares a sometimes tricky border with Los Angeles, make sure you read all parking signs (clue: most all L.A. street signs say "City of Los Angeles" at the bottom in small letters).

The event officially goes from 6 to 11 p.m. Below are the street closures and public parking locations ($15 to $20):

Street Closures

  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard including all side streets from 12 p.m. Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.
  • Robertson Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.
  • San Vicente Boulevard between Cynthia Street and Melrose Avenue from 12 p.m., Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.
  • La Peer Drive eastbound turn lane onto Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Sunday, November 1, 2010.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 4 p.m. Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.
  • La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 4 p.m., Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.
  • Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto La Cienega Boulevard from 4 p.m., Sunday, October 31 through 6 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010.

Parking Lots

City Hall Parking Lot ($15 fee)
8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue

Kings Road Parking Structure ($15.00 fee)
8383 Santa Monica Boulevard
Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road

La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot ($15 fee)
1046 Havenhurst Drive
Santa Monica Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive

La Peer Lot ($15 fee)
623 La Peer Drive
Melrose Avenue and La Peer Drive

Orange Grove Lot ($15 fee)
1114 N. Orange Grove
Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue

Pacific Design Center ($ 20.00 fee)
8687 Melrose Avenue
Corner of Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard

Spaulding Lot ($15 fee)
7718 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue

Sunset Lot ($15 fee)
8775 Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive

901 Hancock Parking Structure ($15 fee)
901 Hancock Avenue
Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue