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Friday, December 1, 2017

Six places to see 'snow' in New Orleans in December

Posted By on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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If you've never chiseled your windshield free of an ice sheet while wind howls furiously about you, stinging your face and freezing your tears to your cheeks, you may still have some romantic ideas about winter weather. If so, great news! There are several places to experience "snow" in New Orleans this holiday season.

The following list of "snowfalls" has been compiled from social media and events submitted to Gambit. These faux-meteorological events have not been vetted for snowball fight potential, the presence of haunted snowmen in top hats or the dreaded yellow snow. But you should probably wear your best bib snowpants, just in case.

Dec. 1-Dec. 23: Miracle on Fulton Street. "Snow" falls hourly from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day at the annual event, which also features giant ornaments for photo ops, a gingerbread display at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and more. The annual Running of the Santas pub stumble takes place at nearby Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer Dec. 9.

Dec. 1-Dec. 30: Kenner Christmas Village. The village is open in Kenner's City Park from 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday through the holidays. It features an ice skating rink and its Facebook page promises "snow flurries," though "flurries" makes us think you may want to minimize expectations.

Dec. 2-Dec. 30: Esplanade Winter Wonderland Snowfall. Catch a "snow" fall every Thursday and Saturday through the holidays at Kenner's The Esplanade. The weather begins at 6 p.m. in the mall's Center Court.

Dec. 3: Snow Day 2017. Tulane University's School of Science and Engineering Student Government hosts a snow day on the Lavin-Bernick Center quad from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 9: Snow Day. In Metairie, Lafreniere Park hosts an annual "snow" fall near shelters No. 7 and 8. "The weather man has spoken," they say; you can expect snow from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 21-Dec. 31: NOLA ChristmasFest. There's a snowball fight area at the annual holiday  extravaganza at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as well as an indoor ice skating rink. (You can rent skates.) The fest is open daily including Christmas Day, in case any of your family members need a snowball down their back.

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