Nov 20, 2012 8:14 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is rare in New Orleans, but a little patch of the city's uptown area will be covered with it on Dec. 5.
Loyola University is scheduled to blanket its broad green space fronting historic St. Charles Avenue with 20 tons of manufactured snow.
The university says the annual event will again include hot chocolate and carolers for students and the university's neighbors to enjoy. The event is sponsored by the University Programing Board.