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PSA: Here Are All The Street Closures For WeHo's Massive Halloween Carnaval

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Gonna get controversial here and say that of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, no one else knows how to party like West Hollywood. The great city of West Hollywood has been throwing its annual Halloween Carnaval since 1987, and the celebrations have grown steadily over the past three decades. This year will have multiple stages of entertainment, the crowning of a Carnaval king and queen, and—of course—thousands of elaborate costumes.

"I'm amazed each year by the imagination and talent that go into creating elaborate and inventive costumes,'' West Hollywood's cool Mayor John Heilman said in a statement. "The joy of the crowd is palpable and the celebration is a wonderful testament to the city of West Hollywood's creativity.''

The annual Carnaval will fill Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard with costumed revelers, and if you aren't planning to attend we respectfully suggest you stay the hell away from West Hollywood. Traffic will likely be a nightmare, with some street closures scheduled to extend until Wednesday morning (the Carnaval officially runs from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).

Here's the full list of closures, per the city of West Hollywood:

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Main Closures:

  • San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Croft Avenue/Holloway Drive from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard and all adjacent side streets just to the north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny and La Cienega from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • La Cienega Boulevard will close to northbound/southbound traffic in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Additional Closures:

  • Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Almont Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
    from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Cynthia Street
    from 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Sunset Boulevard eastbound/westbound turn lanes onto southbound La Cienega Boulevard
    from 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017