500,000 Revelers to Descend on West Hollywood for Annual Halloween Party

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Some 500,000 revelers were expected to descend on West Hollywood Thursday night for the city’s annual Halloween Carnaval, billed as the largest Halloween celebration in the world.

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Revelers get the party started at Halloween Carnaval begins in West Hollywood on Oct. 31, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

The festivities, which are free and open to the public, will get under way at 6 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. A stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard.

Actress Queen Latifah will be crowned as honorary “Queen of the Carnaval,” officials said. RuPaul and Paulina Rubio are among the celebrities who are also expected to attend.

“It’s like an endless nightclub amusement park in the city,” said Alex, an employee of The Abbey who was dressed as a ninja.

Some parking regulations in the area will be temporarily lifted, and several streets will be closed in addition to Santa Monica Boulevard.

For more information about the event, visit West Hollywood’s official website.