WELCOME TO SANTA CAUSE

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 BeLIEVE in Santa CAUSE

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.

EAT. DRINK. Be Merry!

The 2021 ANNUAL TREE FESTIVAL by SANTA CAUSE + RAFFLE WINNERS LINK

The 2021 Charities of Christmas Tree Festival was a magical and fun holiday event, fantastic FUNdraiser and a fun raffle fun + run!

All the lucky winners have been contacted directly by the charity and all prizes have been delivered.  For a list of the charities and winners, click here.

The season of giving came to life @ The Winter Harbor, Gage Marine in The Wooden Boat House, 1 Leichty Drive, Williams Bay, WI 53191.  The Santa Cause Festival of Trees, 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 was a heart-felt success.  Thank YOU!

  • 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.
  • The Santa Cause mission is beCAUSE we beLIEVE in Santa CAUSE.  The Charities of Christmas Tree Festival, Freezin’ For A Reason, and Williams Bay Farmers Market 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 our 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 so much to our amazing Presenting Sponsor, Gage Marine and Pier 290 for hosting the Santa Cause Tree Festival and Freezin’ For A Reason fundraisers!  Heavenly thanks to our Angel sponsor, Kunes Country for being a “driving” force behind the wheel of Santa Sleigh and believing in the rules of the road to assist people in need.

We appreciate all the Santa’s Helpers and the Tree Festival village. Santa Cause + Charities of Christmas are grateful to all our business and restaurant sponsors!  Check all of our caring partners that are here to serve you.

Get your 2021 Santa Cause Charities of Christmas eBrochure for Tree Hunt for favorite theme and chance to win!

Meet us @ The Tree Festival…Where the SLEIGH meets the BAY!

 Join us in ‘beCAUSE WE beLIEVE IN SANTA CAUSE move-meant
to help people in need + change lives with
our eight Walworth County charities.

GIVING WAYS | SPONSOR. VOLUNTEER. CONTRIBUTE.

GIVE KINDLY. SUPPORT LOCALLY.

You can make a difference by beCOMING part of a CAUSE to enhance and saves lives with our eight caring charities that truly care about children, health + well-being of people in need, and saving lives.

Your kindness, engagement and gifts matter and makes Christmas every day for so many lives.  Santa Cause is grateful beCAUSE you CARE.  Please consider making a contribution today to Santa Cause.  Thank you!

GROW GLOBAL. CONNECT LOCAL.

Join the Move-Meant and support Santa Cause in serving our eight local Walworth County charities!   You’re invited to beCOME a corporate or business partner Santa Cause Sponsor + Supporter.

Expose your brand to the Santa Cause 35K+ community, employees, clients, new consumers to glow + grow.

The Santa Cause Charities + community will thank you in new business.  We beLIEVE in Santa Cause and you.  Ho Ho Ho!

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SANTA CAUSE
CHARITIES OF CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL RAFFLE + SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS

2021 TREE FESTIVAL BY SANTA CAUSE

WINNERS

CHARITIES

SPONSORS

The 8 Santa Cause charities created a winter wonderland of prize-filled, ready-for-raffle themed Christmas trees for girls and boys of all ages.

Thank you to all the visitors attending the Tree Festival for purchasing a sheet raffle tickets for all the “Great Eight Tree” raffle boxes and a chance to win big holiday prizes.  Every ticket was a chance to win the Charity’s grand prize or many other prizes.  Prizes included a Maui trip, Siesta Key, Florida, Alabama trip, 2022 Polaris ATV, Snowblower, $10K Home Improvement Gift Certificate, Snap On Toolbox, Trampoline, TV, Firepit, Grill, Outdoor Chairs, Bikes, Toys, Decor, Gift Card Galore and so much more!

Christmas Bonus: 100% of the Tree Festival proceeds go directly to the charities.

Check out the 2021 lucky Tree Festival Raffle Winners of the  Santa Cause Charities of Christmas:

  • 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.
  • Water Safety Patrol

Thank you to the Santa Cause Charities, volunteers, high school greeters and guests.  Special thanks to our host + presenting Sponsor, Gage Marine and Angel Sponsor, Kunes Country.  Everyone loved the Tree Festival in the gorgeous Gage Marine Boat Showroom.  We appreciate the support from all of our sponsors.  They care and share their brands, products and services with all Santa Cause Tree Festival visitors.  Many guests enjoy the tree festival and fabulous dining experiences at our Restaurant Sponsors establishments in Williams Bay.

The Santa Secret is out and people are packing for an Italian trip of a lifetime!  The Santa Cause Silent Auction of a fabulous Tuscany Wine And Dine | Villa Magnolia | Cortona, Italy Package | $8,600 Value.  A seven night, eight person Italian experience, luxurious accommodations and a lifetime of delicious memories. We can’t wait to hear about their experiences!

The Kris Kringle Shoppes @ the Tree Festival were a surprising delight.  We featured many Williams Bay Farmers Market by Santa Cause Vendor Partners and local artisan’s with hand crafted and home-made holidays, gifts, dishes and luxury International wearables for instant enjoyment and gift giving.

Thank you and see you @ the 2022 Tree Festival!

HO HO  HO!

THE LOCATION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE ADMISSION

Gage Marine | Winter Harbor
The Wooden Boat Center 1 Liechty Drive
Williams Bay, WI 53191

Tree Festival Hours
November 26th – December 30, 2021
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday + Saturday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday + Tuesday | December December 20 + 21 and December 27 + 28

Raffle Tickets | 10 tickets per sheet | $20. 100% of all proceeds benefit Santa Cause ‘Charities of Christmas’ | 8 Walworth County Charities

The 2021 TREE FESTIVAL eBrochure

The magic of the season is the reason to beLIEVE in Santa Cause is @ your fingertips. Click the Tree Festival eBrochure above for your online Planner; Tree + Prize Guide, Sponsors and Locale info. Book your Santa Cruise boat ride around Geneva Lake for a Light Festival and F U N!

Our eight great Walworth County Charities designed and decorated theme-based, gift filled, ready-for-raffle Trees de-light boys and girls of all ages!

Get your Tree Festival Sheet-O-Tickets and enter individual tickets as many times as you like on your favorite trees.

Thank you to the Santa Cause Presenting + Angel Sponsors, Kunes and Gage Marine and all premier sponsors that care about our global vision and local charities.

See you @ the Santa Cause Winter Wonderland, where the SLEIGH meets the Bay! Enjoy all the holiday festivities, Tree Raffle, Tuscany Silent Auction, Kris Kringle Gift Market Shoppes and holiday boat cruise.
Come to Wooden Boat House before heading out for a 40-minute cruise around the lake. Plan a stroll around the Tree Festival 30-minutes before boarding your Geneva Lake Light boat tour.

HO HO HO!

SILENT AUCTION | TUSCANY WINE + DINE @ VILLA MAGNOLIA

WINE AND DINE IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY @ VILLA MAGNOLIA in Cortona, Italy

Santa Cause Silent Auction | Tuscany Wine + Dine Villa Magnolia Package for 8 INCLUDES:

PURE PRIVACY.  Immersed in the countryside surrounding the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona, which has always been considered one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, Villa Magnolia offers an unforgettable experience. Villa Magnolia can accommodate up to 10 people, the interior and exterior spaces are large and comfortable, designed for both families and groups of friends. The pool, garden, and parking are private and reserved for the exclusive use of the guests of the villa for ultimate privacy.

This villa, dating back to the nineteenth century, has been subject of restorations and renovations over the years, made to adapt the property to the needs of the guests, while keeping intact the classic Tuscan style that sets it apart. Enjoy the large private swimming pool and large garden that accentuates the lovely and romantic atmosphere of Villa Magnolia. Large trees of fir, pine and oak make the environment healthy and fresh, and the cultivation of fruit trees complete this evocative scenery, rich in color and views of the Tuscan wine country.  Villa Magnolia: sleeps 8; 5 double bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; 1 fully equipped kitchen, 2 living rooms; 1 dining room; 1 sofa-bed; swimming pool; garden; parking.

DECADENT WINING + DINING.  Enjoy a traditional Italian meal at the Villa prepared by your own private chef, including antipasto, first course, second course with a side dish, dessert, local wine, and service. Learn about the rich history of Cortona and surrounding areas with your choice of either a wine tour of Cortona or Montepulciano complete with tastings and lunch, conducted by our knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking guides.

I LOVE ITALY.  Enjoy private roundtrip transfers to and from the Rome airport, which will alleviate all your stress upon your arrival into Italy. Villa Magnolia is perfectly located as a central point from which to visit many other Tuscan sites and areas, including the famous and beautiful Assisi and Florence.Create a lifetime of memories under the gorgeous Tuscan sun with 8 of your wine and dine friends and family.\

Visit the Santa Cause, Charities of Christmas Tree Festival @ Winter Harbor, 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, WI 53191 to BID on the Tuscany Wine and Dine | Villa Magnolia | Cortona, Italy Package. Total Value: $8,600 Memories: PRICELESS!  Click here for the Tuscany Wine and Dine eBrochure.
Visit santacauses.org/silentauction for more details on the Tuscany Wine and Dine Package and the Silent Auction Bid Sheet.  All proceeds go to our 8 Charities of Christmas in Walworth County. We are featuring their Ready-for-Raffle Trees, too! To bid or raffle this holiday season offers an life-changing experience for our LOCAL children. A Christmas Wish: Make every day Christmas with Santa Cause + caring Charities in Walworth County.
Cheers and Merry Christmas,
Santa Cause

The William’s Bay Farmers Market powered by SANTA CAUSE is a delicious and delightful FUNdraiser from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Meet us @ the Williams Bay Farmers Market every Friday @ Edgewater Park by the lake for coffee, tea, breakfast or lunch. Shop local with over 50 vendors, farmers, bakers, and  makers every Friday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.  The Santa Cause charities thank you for your support all year long.

Meet us @ the Williams Bay Farmers Market in 2022!

Become A Vendor

Calling all local vendors with home-grown, home-made and hand-made foods and goods.

Interested in becoming a NEW Williams Bay Farmers Market Vendor to grow your local business and feed a community.

Get started as a small farmer, food maker, floral fanatic, craft vendor @ our unique boutique market, where the SLEIGH MEETS the BAY.  A special famers market powered by the super-charity, Santa Cause that caters to helping those in need in Walworth County, WI.

Please email Nancy.Waspi@santacauses.org to request a Qualifying Conversation and Vendor Application. 

Spread Cheer, Volunteer!

The Santa Cause Tree Festival is Open for Business and Volunteer Opportunities are available.

Please visit the Santa Cause Online Sign Up Sheet for details, 3:00PM – 9:30PM schedule, training info, and easy instructions via volunteersignup.org/FA8PL.

Just click the link or copy the link into your web browser for speedy access.

Happy holidays and thank you for volunteering!

The 2021 SANTA CAUSE WALWORTH COUNTY CHARITIES

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.

SANTA CAUSE FOUNDING FAMILIES

Anonymous

Copper Sponsorship

The Gage Family

2021 Platinum + Presenting Sponsor

The Nelson Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Stellato Family

Copper Sponsorship

The Keegan Family

Bronze Sponsorship

The Kunes Family

Bronze Sponsorship

2021 SANTA CAUSE TREE FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Angel Sponsor | $7500

Snowman | $5000

Icicle Sponsor | $1000

Snowflakes Sponsor | $500

 

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