Heads-Up on Hollywood Street Closures This Weekend

There are a couple of days every year when it’s best to just avoid trying to travel from our neighborhood to points north, at least if you need to pass through Hollywood.  One of those is LA Marathon day…and the other is the day of the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.  Tomorrow – Sunday, November 26 – is that latter day this year, when streets will be closed and traffic definitely insane in the area roughly bounded by Hollywood Blvd., Vine St., Santa Monica Blvd. and La Brea Ave.

The parade itself starts at 5 p.m., and will travel from Hollywood and Orange Dr. east to Vine St., then south to Sunset and back west to Orange.  But street closures and no parking zones will be in effect for several more hours, and for several blocks in each direction of the parade route.  Here is the official list of closures and no parking areas, from the parade website:

From 11 am to midnight Sunday, Cherokee Ave between Hollywood Blvd and Selma Avenue will be closed
The northbound and southbound off-ramps at Highland will remain open

“Tow-Away No Stopping, 12 AM Saturday (11/25/17) to 6AM Monday (11/27/17)”
Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Orange Drive
Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard & Hawthorn Avenue
Sycamore Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard & Franklin Avenue

“Tow-Away No Stopping, 6AM to Midnight, Sunday (11/26/17)”
Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue & Orange Drive

“Tow-Away No Stopping, 11AM TO Midnight, Sunday (11/27/17))”
Hawthorn Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue
Sunset Boulevard between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
De Longpre Avenue between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue
Lanewood Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Orange Drive
El Cerrito Place between Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard
Sycamore Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Hawthorn Avenue
Sycamore Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & Fountain Avenue
Orange Drive between Franklin Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard
Orange Drive between Hawthorn Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard
Mansfield Avenue between De Longpre Avenue & Fountain Avenue
“Tow-Away No Stopping, 1 PM TO Midnight, Sunday (11/26/17)”
Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Vine Street
Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard & Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard between Vine Street & Highland Avenue
Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue
Santa Monica Blvd between La Brea Avenue & Gower Street
Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Sunset Boulevard
La Brea Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Fountain Avenue
Cahuenga Boulevard between Yucca Street & Hollywood Boulevard (West side of street only)
Yucca Street between Gower Street & Argyle Street (North side of street only)

Freeway Closures: U.S. 101 Hollywood Freeway:
Northbound and southbound off-ramps of Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue will all be closed at 3:00 p.m., reopening at 10:00 p.m.

No Parking Sign Postings:
On Tuesday, Nov. 21,2017, posting will begin on those streets that are designated “NO PARKING” for Saturday, Nov. 25, Sunday, Nov 26and Monday, Nov 27, 2017.

Please see the link above for further details.  Also, if you plan to attend the parade, please consider walking, biking or taking Metro.  In addition, say the organizers, “If you do not have tickets to the grandstands please enjoy the parade from the curbside anywhere after Highland Ave. and along the rest of the route as illustrated above. The area around Hollywood and Highland may be the most congested.”

 

About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 – first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She is on neighborhood association boards in both neighborhoods, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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