This winter would have marked our 5th annual Santa Cause and the Charities of Christmas Tree Festival and Freezin 4 a Reason fundraiser. Santa Cause has formed five years ago as a super-charity benefitting and supporting local Walworth County Charities. It has proven to be an amazing success, giving over $365,000 in four short years! We couldn’t have accomplished this without your kind and generous support.

Unfortunately, Santa Cause & The Charities of Christmas Tree Festival and Freezin have been canceled due to Covid and the cancellation of the Santa Cruise at Gage Marine. So disappointing, not only for all who enjoyed the festivities, but also the $100,000 we anticipated raising for the charities again this year.

Santa Cause is still helping to light up Williams Bay for the season; keeping the spirit of the holidays. We aren’t going anywhere and we will be back with a bang next year! We are already starting to work on our annual summer fundraiser, the Farmers Market on the lakefront in Williams Bay. We hope to see you there in the spring of 2021.

If you were our business sponsor last year, whatever level you were, you will be listed on our website for 2020 at the same level. We might not have the same benefits as last year due to no events, but we will be doing a broadcast email to all of our past supporters and sending them to our website where they will see your listing.

Are you in a position to continue to help support us this year? If so, you can easily donate through our website Click through to our donate page or mail a check to the address below. We are so grateful for your continued support. No donation is too small. If Covid has hit your family or business, we hold you up in prayer that things will turn around soon.

Our Charities for 2020 are: Smiles, Circle of Friends, Boys & Girls Club of WC, Tree House, Norman Barr Camp, Water Safety Patrol, Big Brothers Big Sisters & Dan Green’s Touch a Life, Heal a Heart.
Thank you for your love and support of Santa Cause and the Charities of Christmas!


Nancy Waspi
Santa Cause; VP, Board Chairman, Executive Director