We did it! We raised $110,563.00 for the charities this past season!

We handed out checks to these charities this week. Thanks to so many of you there were many smiles and tears of joy. You have helped to change lives! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Help support the Charities of Christmas by making a tax-free contribution today!

Become one of our stars!


Please consider making a donation today to the Santa Cause. As a “Super-Charity” your donations dollars will have an impact all over Walworth County. Each dollar donated supports “The Charities of Christmas”, a group of local charities that the Santa Cause supports.

Help the Santa Cause now by making personal donation!


Become one of Santa’s Helpers by donating your most precious asset… YOU!


Join the legacy; support Santa Cause in serving these charities. Be a part of building family traditions for generations to come. Click for more information on becoming a Business Sponsor!

Tree Festival
Nov. 29 – Jan. 4*

Join us at the “Tree Festival”

Each charity creates a themed winter wonderland by first decorating a Christmas tree.  Next, they surround their tree with an abundance of marvelous prizes, all based on their selected theme.  When visitors attend the “Tree Festival” they can purchase raffle tickets to enter into any of the “Twelve Charities of Christmas” raffle boxes.  They have a chance to win the grand prize and/or many other prizes. (Last year’s prizes included a trip to Hawaii, Florida, a moped, large screen TV, and much, much more!)

100% of the “Tree Festival” proceeds go directly to the charities.

How does this affect you as a potential business sponsor?  Angel and Snowmen Sponsors will have a marketing table at the “Tree Festival” to advertise their businesses and display marketing materials.



The Wood Boat Center
Gage Marina
1 Liechty Drive
Williams Bay, WI 53191

November 29th – January 4th*
Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm
Sat-Sun 4pm-9pm
*Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Raffle tickets are $2 per ticket
and sold in books of ten. 100% of all proceeds
benefit the Charities of Christmas

Freezin’ for a Reason
Dec. 7, 2019

The fun filled day includes winter watersports, food and beverage specials, raffles, and an auction. Weather permitting. The Grand Belle will be docked and available for spectators to board and have a birds eye view of the event. There are several warming stations and a hot tub on the pier for participants. The event, which has garnered television and newspaper coverage over the years, has grown its participants to around 100, with more than 250 spectators and supporters cheering them on. Over $20,000.00 has been raised in past years, with hopes to raise $30,000.00 this year. Hosting Sponsor Santa Cause will provide dry suits, although many participants bring their own equipment. Gage Marine will provide boats, skis, tubes, boards, changing tents, towels, and a hot tub to warm up for participants. For more information, please visit our website:  https://freezinlakegeneva.org

Founding Families


Copper Sponsorship

The Nelson Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Stellato Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Gage Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Kunes Family

Bronze Sponsorship

The Keegan Family

Bronze Sponsorship

Angels ($5000.00)


Snowmen ($2500.00)


Crystals ($1,000.00)


Icicle ($500.00)


Snowflakes ($250.00)




The Charities of Christmas

Please consider making a donation today. The Santa Cause is a super-charity that supports many charities throughout Walworth County. For more information on some of the charities we serve, please click the logos below.