The “Christmas Fiesta” was held between December 20 and 21, 2016, at NDU, where 27 University Clubs setup their stands, offering, among other activities, gifts, music, live bands, dancing, and parades. This event was sponsored by Bank of Beirut, whose staff distributed valuable prizes to students. NDU faculty, staff, and students celebrated the occasion by cutting the traditional Christmas cake. Also, in attendance were Club Louaize basketball team stars, Miguel Martinez, Elie Stephan, Mansour Khoueiry, Jimmy Salem, Geron Johnson, Wendell Lewis, and Travis Mckie. The Student Union and the Department of Community Service & Awareness (CSA) at NDU held a draw to collect donations for Jose, the two-year-old boy diagnosed with SCID, to help his family cover the sizeable cost of his operation in the U.S. Many other draws were held by Clubs and sponsors to offer students gifts.