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Tallahassee Snow Festival Back to Create a Winter Wonderland in the Sunshine State

Tallahassee Snow Festival
Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 10:53:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- How often does it snow in Florida?

Well it does this weekend, thanks to the Tallahassee Snow Festival!

This icy tradition is now in its 12th year.

Not only does it let you build a snowman in the Sunshine State, the Snow Festival also gives back to children in need this holiday season.

Everyone who takes part is asked to bring unwrapped holiday gifts to be donated to the Florida Baptist Children's Home. The non-profit  has been serving abused, neglected, and orphaned children since 1904.

Jay Hasel, the director of the Florida Baptist Children's Home, organizes this event each year "in hopes of providing gifts to those who would not otherwise receive any this holiday season, while creating a fun and unique and free experience for Tallahassee families that may not have another opportunity to see snow this year."

Organizers say 100,000 pounds of snow is being brought in to create this winter wonderland, so remember to bring your gloves! 

Festivities also include horse drawn carriage rides, pizza, hot cocoa, cookies, holiday music, face painting, and music. Santa himself is also arriving at 6 p.m.

Plus, anyone that brings a gift to the FSU women's basketball game on Sunday will get free admission. The Seminoles are taking on Temple at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The Tallahassee Snow Festival is Sunday, December 6 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Civic Center. For more information, click here.