Welcome to the
Santa Cause!

“Santa Cause” is a super charity, which supports existing charities in Walworth County referred to as: “The Charities of Christmas” & performs Random Acts of Kindness throughout our community.

Williams Bay, WI—April 2, 2018—Nancy Waspi, Director of Development for Santa Cruise/Santa Cause went out in the community to award the citizens of Williams Bay that won a lighting category for the 2017 Santa Cause season. Each winner was presented with their engraved stone award as well as any corresponding prizes.

The decoration categories judged were (1) Best Lakefront Home (Top 3: Larry Crown who won a 2 hour private charter on the Lorelei, George Williams University who won a wine dinner for 6 at PIER 290, and Bob, Ruth Ann, Trey Morava with Kate Guss who won a $100 gift card to PIER 290. (2) Best Theme winner Scott, Kimberly, Lia, Molly Bychowski and Ken Copenwhaver who won of $100 gift card to PIER 290, (3) Most Creative winner Jamey Pietrowiak who won $100 gift card to Café Calamari, (4) Griswold/Craziest winner Karen Mitchell and Mark Noland who won $50 gift card to Harpoon Willie’s and $50 gift card to Lucke’s Cantina, and (5) People’s Choice winner Tracy and Michael Sierakowski who won 4 tickets to a dinner cruise with Lake Geneva Cruise Line.

About Santa Cruise—Santa Cruise is a winter lake cruise that tours a lighted shoreline and culminates to Santa’s North Pole Hideaway. In 2018, Santa Cruise became a “Premier Sponsor” by donating $50,000.

About Santa Cause— Santa Cause is a super charity, supporting existing charities in Walworth County referred to as: “The Charities of Christmas” & perform Random Acts of Kindness throughout the community. Their big event is referred to as the Tree Festival and runs the day after Thanksgiving until the New Year.


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

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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.

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Tree Festival

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 23rd- December 30th*
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. 1, 2018

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 Gage marine will again provide boats, skis, tubes, boards, and dry suits, although many participants bring their own equipment.

For more information please visit the website: Facebook at Freezin’ for a Reason.

Founding Families


Copper Sponsorship

The Nelson Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Stellato 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.

© 2018 Santa Cause - A 501(c)3 Registered Charity