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At Loyola University New Orleans, the Forecast Calls for “Sneaux”

By Loyola University on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:28

(NEW ORLEANS – Dec. 2, 2019) The forecast calls for Sneaux! Dreaming of a white Christmas? “Sneaux,” will fall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., at the University’s annual winter celebration.
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.

Sneaux-balls, sneaux-men and other winter fun are always on tap at this annual crowd-pleaser. 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 350 Loyola students that arrive at 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 will learn about Christmas and holidays around the world.

And in keeping with Jesuit values, students may also pen Christmas cards to prisoners. Student organizations will sponsor craft tables which will include fun ways for guests to learn about Christmas and other holidays.
“Sneaux presents a unique communion between Loyola students and New Orleans; every year feels like a giant family Christmas party. “Sneaux is an essential part of our annual Christmas celebration at Loyola,” said JaQuille Collins, Associate Director of Student Life and Ministry. 

“Sneaux is the Student Government Association’s largest winter tradition. It gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate the holidays; SGA bringing “snow” to New Orleans lets people create memories like no other,” said Brette Baughman, Director of Programming for the Student Government Association. 

This year’s event also includes a food and toiletry drive for Iggy’s Cupboard, Loyola’s food pantry located on the lower level of the Danna Student Center. Students who bring 5 items to Student Life and Ministry suite before November 26 will get their Sneaux shirt early… without having to stand in line. This year over 500 items were collected for the cupboard!

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