Canadian Mall Puts Stylish Spin on St. Nick With 'Fashion Santa'

A mall in Canada put a twist on a tried-and-true Christmas tradition and is offering a chance to take a selfie with a different kind of Santa Claus.

The Yorkdale Mall in Toronto has made it possible for shoppers to take a selfie with a younger, thinner and stylish “Fashion Santa” as part of a charity campaign.

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For every selfie taken with St. Nick, played by model Paul Mason, and posted to social media with the hashtag “#YorkdaleFashionSanta,” the mall will donate one dollar to the Sick Kids Foundation, up to $10,000.

Mason has been a fashion model for 30 years and collaborated with the mall to develop the character.

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Though sitting in this Santa’s lap is not an option, Yorkdale Mall’s dapper version of Kris Kringle can be counted on to dress smartly and provide tips on fashion.

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