Know the details
The event runs from 6pm to 10:30pm on Halloween night, which this year is on a Tuesday (which for many will be followed by Sick Day Wednesday). It takes place along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard. It’s free (but bring cash for drinks and eats at area businesses).
Arrive before the Bewitching Hour
Don’t spend all night perfecting your “sexy Sean Spicer” costume, kids. Depending on where you’re coming from, leave the house around 4:30-5pm -- especially if you’re driving or ride sharing -- to allow for delays from street closures, traffic, parking, and settling in.
The event’s own website suggest leaving the youngsters and pets at home due to the large crowds and potential nip-slips or other risqué costume choices, which make this celebration “a bit on the naughty side.” Um, that’s an understatement.
Chills and thrills
At press time, the forecast for October 31 in LA indicates partly cloudy (and a small chance of rain) with a high of 67 and low of 58. You may want to reconsider the Lady Godiva get-up if you’re not a “long hair, must bare” hot-blooded type.