Welcome to the
Santa Cause,
The Charities of Christmas.

Santa Cause | Where the Sleigh meets the Bay 

Santa Cause, The Christmas of Charities is a FUNdraising super charity of 3 community events for our 8 caring Walworth county charities.

The Mission | BeCAUSE we CARE

Santa Cause believes Christmas is everyday for everyone. Our mission is to spread joy, kindness and fun beCAUSE we CARE.

The annual Tree Festival, Freezin’ For A Reason, and Williams Bay Farmers Market, powered by SANTA CAUSE creates awareness, builds relationships, fosters engagement, feeds communities, supports local businesses, fuels our charities, and changes lives forever.

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6th Annual Santa Cause Tree Festival 

Welcome back to the 6th Annual Santa Cause Tree Festival!  The 2021 holiday extravaganza is where the magic of the season comes to life @ Pier 290 Boat House in Williams Bay, WI.  The Tree Festival benefits the Santa Cause, The Christmas of Charities of Walworth county, WI., which provides essential services for adults and children in need and life-saving measures.

Festival of Trees, is a magical winter wonderland FUNdraising event featuring the Santa Cause charities expertly designed themed Christmas trees, the famous Geneva Lake boat tours, fun-filled attractions, special events, shopping, and more!

The 2021 Santa Cause, Charities of Christmas are Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-Central Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County, Circle of Friends, Dan Green’s Touch a Life, Heal a Heart, Inc., Inspiration Ministries, Norman Barr Camp, SMILES Inc., and Water Safety Patrol.

The Santa Cause mission is a CAUSE of CARE.  The Williams Bay Farmers Market, Freezin’ For A Reason, and Charities of Christmas Tree Festival powered by Santa Cause would like to thank all the founding families, contributors, individuals, volunteers, businesses, sponsorships, participants, and supporters for donating their time, talent, gifts, and financial support.

Santa Cause raised and contributed over $365k to eight caring Walworth county charities over the past four years.  Each of the charities participates in the Santa Cause fundraising events throughout the year to volunteer, create awareness, and fundraising efforts for the good of all charities.

Thank you for joining us in Santa Cause beCAUSE we CARE movement to help people in need + save lives with our local Walworth county charities.



Please consider making a contribution today to Santa Cause.  You can make a difference and be part of a CAUSE to enhance and saves lives with caring charities that truly care about children, health + well-being of people and, saving lives.

Your gift helps people.  It will impact a child’s life, an adult in need and support our 8 Santa Cause Walworth county charities missions.  That’s a big deal.

Your kindness and contribution matters.  Santa Cause is grateful beCAUSE you CARE.  Thank you!


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Tree Festival
November 24 – December 30, 2021
Wednesday – Sunday

Welcome to the 2021 Santa Cause Holiday Season | Christmas of Charities Tree Festival + Freezin For A Reason

Christmas of Charities Tree Festival, a magical winter wonderland where the sleigh meets the bay and holiday memories come to life.

You are invited to the Santa Cause Tree Festival, a seven-week FUNdraising event featuring the Twelve Charities of Christmas trees and silent auction.  All of the Santa Cause charities expertly design themed, prized-decorated, and raffle-ready Christmas trees will be on display in the winter wonderland.  Enjoy all the holiday magic of silent + live auctions, a warm boat tour on the famous Geneva Lake, fun-filled attractions, special events, shopping, dining and more.  Mark your calendars for Santa Cause | beCAUSE You CARE.  Wednesday – Sunday | November 25 – December 30, 30th

Santa Cause keeps festivities happening and the water skiers in shape with Freezin’ for a Reason on December 4th from 11:00 – 3:00.  This is a holiday favorite event is enjoyed by the locals, attracts the city folk, and is a full-blown community-based, media-grabbing, FUNd-raising, winter water ski-a-thon, a true an ice-cold magnet for 1,000+ pledging water sports enthusiasts, boaters, supporters, raving fans, spectators, businesses, and the media.

Santa Cause and the Charities of Christmas are happy to share 2021 holiday season with you!  We are grateful that you are spending time enjoying the events, festivities and all your contributions and proceeds go directly to the 8 Santa Cause charities.  Our beCAUSE you CARE mission is to spread joy and make every day like Christmas!

Thank you so much for being part of the winter festivities fun, your support, and contributions that help fund local Walworth county charities that enhance children + adult health + well-being programs and save lives. All proceeds raised are donated to the 8 Santa Cause ‘Christmas of Charities’ in Walworth county.

Happy holidays,

Santa Cause



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

November 24th – December 30, 2021
Wed – Fri 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christmas Eve + Christmas,

Raffle Ticket Books | 10 tickets per book | $2 tickets

100% of all proceeds
benefit ‘Charities of Christmas’

Freezin’ for a Reason
Join Us Dec. 4th, 2021

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

Williams Bay
Farmer’s Market

The William’s Bay Farmers Market takes place each Friday from May through the end of September at Edgewater Park by the lake. Shop the many vendors weekly from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, rain or shine.


Many of our events heavily rely upon loving help from volunteers. Sign up to volunteer by clicking on the button below for upcoming Santa Cause events. (Follow the signup instructions on the page.) Thank you for volunteering!

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.


Founding Families


Copper Sponsorship

The Gage Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Nelson Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Stellato Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Keegan Family

Bronze Sponsorship

The Kunes Family

Bronze Sponsorship

Life Savor Sponsors

Business Sponsors

Angel Sponsor | $5000.00


Snowmen Sponsor | $2500.00


Ice Crystals Sponsor | $1,000.00


Icicle Sponsor | $500.00


Snowflakes Sponsor | $250.00



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