LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The West Hollywood Halloween Parade Carnaval 2014 has revealed street closures, parking lot arraignments, start times, and scheduling for today October 31, 2013. What streets are closed for the West Hollywood Halloween Parade today 10/31/14, what parking lots are open tonight, what is start time on the parade, and what is this year’s program? LALATE has been covering the parade since 2007. And without much change, the best suggestion, as always, is get there early. Parking is always easy around 5 pm. But even traffic starts backing up at that hour.
The West Hollywood Parade 2014 street closures have been issued today by the city. WEHO officials tell news that “Due to the City of West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Costume Carnaval, the following streets will be temporarily CLOSED.” There are several streets that will be closed all day, and other streets that will be temporarily. closed. For a map of today’s parade, click HERE.
First, a full closure has been issued for San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevard. Officials tell news that they are closing “San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 12:00 a.m. midnight on Friday, October 31, 2014, to no later than 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014.” Next they are closing “Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and Croft Avenue/Holloway Drive from 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014.”
Other closures just took place moments ago. At noon today, officials closed several key roads. They include all alleyways between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, Almont Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, La Peer Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, and San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Cynthia Street from 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Other closures are taking place this afternoon. They are La Cienega Boulevard between Holloway Drive and Melrose Avenue, and Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto southbound La Cienega Boulevard from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, through 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
What is the start time on the Parade? With nearly 500,000 people expected, the “carnival will take place on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Children and pets are discouraged from attending because of dense crowds.” A new feature is being offered tonight. Officials are telling patrons to tweet with the hashtag #wehohalloween and #wehocarnaval and will feature “Eventstigrammer” locations “stations on the Carnaval route to capture photos for display at www.instagram.com/wehocarnaval.” There is some limited street parking if you get there early. But later, you may have to opt for paid parking lot use, details HERE. LALATE always recommends that you arrive from the south or east of hte parade between the hours of 4 to 6.