Christmas in Cordova

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Christmas in Cordova

RCPD and the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League host its annual Christmas in Cordova on Sunday, December 15, 2019. This one-day family event held at Mills Middle School is designed with the simple premise that “every child should have a present to open at Christmas.” 

The event features a “shopping mall,” where parents of children aged newborn to 17 select gifts for their children with the help of their own personal shopper. Then, each parent enters the toy-wrapping room where volunteers help wrap gifts, so they’re ready to be placed under the tree on Christmas day. The event also includes an arts and craft area for children to make gifts for their parents and a surprise visit from Santa.

Apply for Christmas in Cordova

Does your family need a helping hand this holiday season? Three hundred families will be enrolled into the Christmas in Cordova program. All families must have children living in the home that are under the age of 17, live within Rancho Cordova or the immediate surrounding area (Mather, Rosemont, College Green East and Gold River), and fall within a certain range of income. Click here to learn more about eligibility, where and when to apply, and what to bring.

Sign Up to Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to support this year's Christmas in Cordova event! Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Make a Donation

Christmas in Cordova will support 300 families in need this holiday season by providing Christmas gifts. You can make holiday wishes come true by donating a new and unwrapped toy, gift wrapping paper and supplies, and arts and craft materials. Click here for locations to make a donation.


For more information or questions about Christmas in Cordova, contact RCPD’s Crime Prevention Specialist Tina Aldama at 916-875-5852 or