2021 Tree Festival fundraising raffle at Gage Marine. Walworth County Community News photo.
2021 Tree Festival fundraising raffle at Gage Marine. Walworth County Community News photo.

WILLIAMS BAY — After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the Santa Cause charity fundraisers are back in 2021, supporting eight Walworth County organizations.

All of the procedes go to the charities.

Highlighting the effort is the annual Tree Festival raffle now open to the public at Gage Marine, 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay

The Tree Festival runs through Dec. 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’

The eight 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 visitor 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

Santa Cause also sponsors Freezin’ For A Reason and Williams Bay Farmers Market.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak launched Walworth County Community News in 2021. He is the former editor of The Week and Walworth County Sunday.