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Yes Virginia, There Really Is A Santa-Cam

Shoppers in the Big Apple are being offered a chance to have a digital photo taken with Santa in a promotion from Yahoo! Shopping, Macy's and EarthCam that lets consumers send the pictures to friends and family over the Internet.

The promotion is called "Yahoo! Shopping on 34th Street," featuring an interactive showcase located in the 34th street windows of Macy's Herald Square, featuring Santa Claus, a custom-designed Internet kiosk and a "Santa-cam." The window also features approximately 300 handcrafted ornaments created by noted ornament designer Christopher Radko.

Through Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, holiday shoppers at Macy's Herald Square can take a special online photo with Santa free of charge. They can send the digital picture, along with their holiday wish list, to friends and family -- courtesy of Yahoo! Shopping and Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo!'s free photo sharing community.

"By teaming with Macy's and EarthCam, we provide a fun way for holiday shoppers to capture and share their memories of Santa and New York City as well as a unique way to tell friends and family exactly what they want this year," said Jennifer Dulski, brand manager for Yahoo! Shopping.