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

Loyola announcement - November 29, 2018

The forecast calls for Sneaux! Dreaming of a white Christmas? “Sneaux” will fall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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 is 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 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 will learn about Christmas and holidays around the world. And in keeping with Jesuit values, students may also pen Christmas cards to prisoners at a table hosted by Student Life and Ministry. New this year, student organizations will sponsor craft tables which will include fun ways for guests to learn about Christmas and other holidays.

“Sneaux gives Loyola students and the Uptown New Orleans community a taste of the white Christmas they’ve been dreaming of,” said JaQuille Collins, assistant director. “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 Sophia Rataj, director of programming for the Student Government Association.

This year’s event also includes a food and toiletry drive for the Iggy’s Cupboard, Loyola’s new food pantry located on the lower level of the Danna Student Center. Students who bring 3 items to the Student Life and Ministry suite before November 30 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.