Sneaux kicks off Loyola Christmas celebrations

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Students pose in their tree and candy cane costumes at Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Cristo Dulom

Snow, Christmas music and the laughter of children and students alike filled the horseshoe on Dec. 3, 2019 as the Student Government Association kicked off its annual winter tradition: Sneaux.

Sneaux, a now 12-year-old tradition, featured event staples such as hot chocolate, Santa, the Loyno Express Train, Sneaux shirts and of course, 20 tons of shaved ice to turn the horseshoe into a winter wonderland, according to a news release from Patricia Murret, associate director of Public Affairs.

The event is the biggest SGA event of the year, according to SGA director of programming Brette Baughman.

“It gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate the holidays,” Baughman said. “SGA bringing ‘snow’ to New Orleans lets people create memories like no other.”

Students, faculty and alumni were all welcomed to the event, according to the news release.

“Every year feels like a giant family Christmas party,” associate director of Student Affairs JaQuille Collins said. “Sneaux is an essential part of our annual Christmas celebration at Loyola.”

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Will Roesner, popular and commercial music sophomore, monitors the audio at Sneaux on Dec. 3. Sneaux held a variety of booths during the event. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

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Pam Connolly, Music Industry junior, holds Gatorade the alligator at Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

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The nativity scene in front of Loyola's campus, set up for Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

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Loyola sign on the University's front lawn lit up by Christmas lights for Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton