The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood! Each year, more than 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the craziest, most eccentric costume creations ever at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. You can expect fantastic live entertainment and food vendors.
The Carnaval is obviously the main event and draw, but several of the hotels, bars, and lounges in West Hollywood hold events the weekend and days leading up to the official holiday.
This year, The Carnaval will feature 3 main stages adorned in 1950’s Comic Strip themed decor: The Drag Hotel of Horrors (at San Vicente Blvd.), Dungeon of Sin (at Almont Dr.), and Thrills and Chills (at La Cienega).
Live acts and Performers
- Tranzcontinental, performing on the San Vicente Stage – Drag Hotel of Horrors
- Vaud & The Villains, performing on the Almont Stage – Dungeon of Sin
- The Orchestra Surreal
- Zen Freeman
- The Carnaval’s headlining act, Hedwig & The Angry Inch.
For revelers looking to put their dancing shoes to good use, expect 3 smaller stages and dance floors: Demon Dance Club (at W. Westbourne), Turntable of Terror (at N. Palm), and Undead Dance Hall (at N. La Peer).
DJ’s and MC’s to perform: DJ Max Von Ville, DJ Moses Truzman, DJ Aaron Colbert, MC Ant, and MC Pete Giovine.
Participating Food Trucks and Vendors
If you’re looking for a snack after walking The Carnaval route and dancing some of the night away, visit the many food trucks and vendors waiting to satisfy any late-night cravings. Expect three different, designated zones spread throughout The Carnaval route.
- Border Grill Truck
- Ludo Truck
- Schmuck Truck
- The Greasy Weiner Truck
- Philly Truck
- Palazzolo’s Truck
- Barrett’s Lemonade
- Sweet E’s
- S & K Thai
- Sausage Tent
- Greek Snacks
- Jim the Thai Guy
Directions and Parking
The Carnaval takes place along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard. Click here for info.
WHAT: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
WHERE: Santa Monica Boulevard | West Hollywood, CA 90046
WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CONTACT INFO: Halloween Carnaval Hotline at (323) 848-6503 or call (323) 848-6308
Admission is free Dear reader,
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Thank you! I went last year and had a great time, I’ll be dressed as Danny Zuko so keep an eye out! Happy Halloween 🙂
Awesome post! I’m planning a first time attendance and taking my camera along. Happy Halloween 🙂