West Hollywood’s Wild & Fun Costume Event On Halloween Night In Los Angeles
One of the biggest and best Halloween events in the USA is the WeHo Carnaval on Halloween night in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
It’s a block party along Santa Mnonica Blvd., and annually gets around 500,000 people. The costumes are incredible, from the creative to the scary to the sexy. This is a Bucket List Halloween event, and here’s everything you need to know about it.
WHAT: The country’s largest Halloween block party. Some 500,000 people roam the street in all kinds of great costumes, from Halloween themed to topical, to creative, sexy and just plain bizarre.
WHEN: Halloween night, 6-11 p.m. (usually doesn’t shut down until midnight). Note: The 2020 event has been canceled due to COVID-19.
WHERE: Santa Monica Blvd between Doheny Dr and La Cienega Blvd.
PARKING: Here are the public parking lots in the area:
- Kings Road Parking Structure: 8383 Santa Monica Blvd
- La Jolla: 1046 Havenhurst Dr
- Orange Grove Lot: 1114 N Orange Grove Ave
- Pacific Design Center: 8687 Melrose Ave
- Queens Road Parking Lot: 8459 Sunset Blvd
- Spaulding Lot: 7718 Santa Monica Blvd
- Sunset Lot: 8775 Sunset Blvd
- 901 Hancock Parking Structure: 901 Hancock Ave
- Palm Lot: 815 Palm Ave
- West Hollywood Gateway: 7100 Santa Monica Blvd
UBER/LYFT PICKUP/DROPOFF: There are designated passenger loading zones (6 p.m.-2 a.m.) on Santa Monica Blvd just west of Orlando Ave. or on Melrose Ave just east of Huntley Dr.
THE COSTUMES: PubClub.com has seen nearly everything here, from gay people dressed up like a 1700s French ballroom costume party, to zombies to “scary” Halloween creatures to a girl with a horse-style mouthpiece pulling her boyfriend in a chariot. Will Tiffany, the heartbreaking blonde cute in the Cat In The Hat outfit be there this year???
ALCOHOL: There are bars along the way and designated beer gardens with entertainment and DJs.
COOL THINGS TO KNOW: The best way to experience this event is to dress up and walk up and down both sides of the street…If you’re with friends (or a date!), stick close to them; there are so many people they could be next to you one moment and then lost in the crowd the next. Be sure your cellphone ic charged…There is a huge police presence, primarily from the L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. Not to worry, tho; they are enjoying the scene as much as anyone and are very friendly and helpful if you need them…No backpacks, camera bags or totes are allowed at Carnaval.