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Loyola University New Orleans Says … “Let It Sneaux!”

Loyola press release - December 5, 2017

UPDATED RELEASE, WITH NEW EVENT DATE:

Let it sneaux, let it sneaux, let it sneaux! Dreaming of a white Christmas? “Sneaux” will fall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave.

The Loyola community – faculty, students, staff, alumni – as well as friends and neighbors are invited to attend the annual event, which takes place on the lawn outside the Marquette Building and Horseshoe. The event is free.

This year, attendees will be able to take photographs with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and reindeer and snack on hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas music. Free T-shirts are available for the first 500 students that arrive to the event!

Throughout the evening, the Loyno Express Train will run, taking riders around Santa’s Workshop, allowing them to meet characters along the way. Attendees can also write their wish list to Santa. A create-your-own popcorn station will help to fuel the fun.

Attendees may make keepsake Christmas ornaments to decorate trees at home — or at a Hanukah Celebration table, decorate their own menorah. And in keeping with Jesuit values, students may also pen Christmas cards to prisoners, at a table hosted by University Ministry.

“You do not have to dream about a white Christmas, Loyola provides just that in the heart of New Orleans!” said JaQuille Collins, Assistant Director of Student Involvement. “A signature event, Sneaux is an essential part of our annual Christmas celebration at Loyola.”

“Sneaux is a longstanding tradition that Loyola students and the New Orleans community look forward to each year. It gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate the holidays, while making new holiday memories that they can cherish, said Megan Bourg, Director of Programming for the Student Government Association.

For the first time ever, Sneaux is sponsored this year by Iberia Bank, Coca-Cola, Deep South Investigators and Sweet Shack Snowballs.

Also new to this year’s event is a toy drive for the Children’s Miracle Network of Children’s Hospital. Guests may bring toys to the event to share. Students who bring qualifying toys to the Department of Student Involvement before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 will get a free T-shirt … without having to stand in line.

Free parking is available in Loyola’s West Road Garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.