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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 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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WELCOME TO THE 2021 ANNUAL TREE FESTIVAL by SANTA CAUSE

Welcome to the 2021 Annual Santa Cause Tree Festival!

The 2021 holiday extravaganza is where the magic of the season comes to life @ The Wooden Boat House, 1 Leichty Drive, Williams Bay, WI 53191.  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 of Elkhorn, Dan Green’s Touch a Life, Heal a Heart, Inc., Inspiration Ministries, Norman Barr Camp, SMILES Inc., and Water Safety Patrol.  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.

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. 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!  We appreciate all the Santa’s Helpers and the Tree Festival village.  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.  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.

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.

PERSONAL DONORS:

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!

BUSINESS SPONSORS:

GROW GLOBAL. CONNECT LOCAL.

Join the Move-Meant and support Santa Cause in serving our eight local Walworth County charities!  Be a part of holiday traditions that change lives.  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

THE SANTA CAUSE TREE FESTIVAL | WHERE THE SLEIGH MEETS THE BAY

The 8 Santa Cause charities create a themed winter wonderland by designing and decorating a ready-for-raffle themed Christmas tree.  Surrounded by their tree with an abundance of marvelous prizes for girls and boys of all ages.

Every visitors attending the Tree Festival can purchase a sheet of raffle tickets to enter into any of the “Great Eight Tree” raffle boxes.  Every ticket is a chance to win the Charity Tree grand prize or many other prizes. (Last year’s prizes included a trip to Hawaii, Florida, a moped, large screen TV, and much, much more!)  Christmas Bonus: 100% of the Tree Festival proceeds go directly to the charities.

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.
  • Water Safety Patrol

The Santa Cause Presenting Sponsor, Gage Marine and Angel Sponsor, Kunes Country will have a Promo Table at the “Tree Festival” to share their brands, products and services with and displayed marketing materials.  Check out all the Premium + Restaurant Sponsors, too.

The Santa Secret is out!  A Silent Auction will be announced at the launch of the Christmas of Charities.

Visit the Kris Kringle Shoppes featuring the Williams Bay Farmers Market Vendor Partners with handmade and home make holidays delights, dishes that are perfect to instant enjoyment or gift giving.

See you @ the Tree Festival!

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 and the reason to beLIEVE in Santa Cause @ your fingertips. Our eight great Walworth County Charities designed and decorated theme-based, gift filled, ready-for-raffle Trees to 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.

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

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!

See you @ the Santa Cause Winter Wonderland, where the SLEIGH meets the Bay for all the holiday festivities.

HO HO HO!

FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON
DECEMBER 4, 2021 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM | Gage Marine in Williams Bay, WI

The Reason to beLieve in the Season.
A hot day of fun in the sun and surf with the SoWI winter watersports fundraising event of the season! Enjoy food and beverage specials, raffles, and fun auctions. Weather permitting. Come on down to the Gage Marine, 1 Leichty Dr. Williams Bay, WI 53191. The Grand Belle boat will be docked and available for spectators to board to 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 with brave Pro / AM water skiers with more than hundreds of pledging 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

The William’s Bay Farmers Market powered by SANTA CAUSE is a delicious and delightful FUNdraiser.  Join us May through early September at Edgewater Park by the lake for coffee, tea, breakfast or lunch. Shop local with over 50vendors, farmers, fisherman, makers, bakers and artists 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!

https://volunteersignup.org/FA8PL

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, schedule, 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 CHARITIES OF CHRISTMAS | 8 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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