Disneyland Resort and Northgate González Market Bring Holiday Magic to Anaheim Residents

Disneyland Resort and Northgate González Market are joining forces to bring holiday cheer to residents at community events throughout the month of December in support of three Anaheim nonprofit organizations: Anaheim Independencia Family Resource Center, Anaheim Family YMCA and Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth).

women stand holding grocery vouchers
Representatives from Northgate González Market, Community Action Partnership Orange County and Disneyland Resort present the grocery vouchers during the event.

The series of community events kicked off on Dec. 7, 2023, in support of the Anaheim Independencia Family Resource Center. These special events include holiday-themed arts and crafts, exciting games, festive music, tasty food and fun for more than 500 children with the support of Disney VoluntEARS and volunteers from Northgate Market. In addition, 300 grocery vouchers will be gifted to local families at the three community events to provide relief during the holiday season.

“Disneyland Resort is honored to join with Northgate González Market in this important tradition as a way to give back to our Anaheim community during the holiday season,” said Cathi Killian, vice president of communications and public affairs at Disneyland Resort. “For nearly 70 years Anaheim has been our home and we remain committed to making positive contributions in the community that we share together.”

Disney ambassadors build pinatas with kids
2024-2025 Disney Ambassadors Jada Young and Raul Aquino Rojas join Disney VoluntEARS to build holiday pinatas with local children.

Miguel Gonzalez, co-president of Northgate Market also shared, “At Northgate González Market, we believe in giving back to our communities all year long, and it is our privilege to collaborate with Disneyland Resort to extend a helping hand to families in Anaheim, where our business first began. This event embodies the spirit of the season by providing nourishment and hope to families, reaffirming our commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve.”

Disney ambassadors create holiday crafts with members of the community
2022-2023 Disney Ambassador Nataly Guzman Garcia participates in holiday-themed crafts along with Disney VoluntEARS and community attendees.

Additional community events in the series with Disneyland Resort and Northgate González Market will take place on Dec. 21, 2023 in support of Anaheim Family YMCA and on Dec. 22, 2023 in support of Project S.A.Y. (Support Anaheim’s Youth).

Learn more about how Disneyland Resort is making a difference in the Anaheim community, visit Community Programs.