West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval Street Closure Alert!

by Emily Green · October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween, everyone! It may be Monday, but we are now into Day 4 of this extended magical holiday "weekend," so everyone who made it to work this morning and plans to continue the bender tonight, I salute you. WeHo obviously has an affinity for this holy celebration of our right to dress as ridiculously/scantily clad as we want in public. Just ask West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran:

"What started out as a bunch of gay men in drag stumbling in heels on Santa Monica Boulevard in Boystown has become the largest Halloween Carnaval in the world!"

Behold, tonight's annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

The Carnaval will be held along Santa Monica Blvd between Doheny Drive and La Cienega, from 6-11pm. This year's Carnaval theme? "Become Your Other" aka your alter ego. And in honor of this special annual event, L.A.'s cleanest municipality will shut down some major thoroughfares starting today at 12 noon until tomorrow morning you should be aware of:

San Vicente Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12:01am Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard including all side streets from 12 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Robertson Boulevard between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

San Vicente Boulevard between Cynthia Street and Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

La Peer Drive eastbound turn lane onto Santa Monica Boulevard from 12 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Almont Drive and La Peer Drive are closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue from 12 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue from 4 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 4 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Northbound La Cienega Boulevard is open between Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto La Cienega Boulevard from 4 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 through 6 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

In other words, the entire area surrounding the GofG L.A. offices will be cordoned off which should make getting to the Halloween party we plan to attend this evening an interesting experience. Wish us luck!

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