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Miracle On South 13th Street: A Philadelphia Christmas Treasure

Miracle On South 13th Street: A Philadelphia Christmas with Samsung SmartThings


Is there anything better than a block full of houses will beautifully decorated Christmas lights?

Last week I was invited by Samsung to visit my second favorite city of Philadelphia to visit the Miracle On South 13th Street. Have you ever heard about this world famous block that is decorated to the nines with the BEST Christmas lights–ALL 48 homes are lit and the scene is absolutely spectacular. This year Samsung equipped all of the homes with their Smart Things Hub which allows the homeowners to turn lights and other appliances on and off from their cell phones!

The Ride

We met at the Sumsung spot in the West Village. Our ride was SO fancy! It was a real party bus equipped with TV’s, refrigerators, snacks and so much more!

Christmas Village In Philadelphia


Before we made out way down to South 13th Street we took a quick tour through the Christmas Village which was full of gorgeous little shops and eateries just for the Holiday Season. It was right in Center City and it was a miracle that I didn’t spend my mortgage money. Everything was so cute!

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Miracle On South 13th Street


After grabbing a quick bite, we finally headed down to the Miracle On South 13th Street. From the moment I laid eyes on the block I realized immediately how special the block was. We had the pleasure of meeting with some of the homeowners, and they were able to express to us how easy life was for them now that they have had their Samsung SmartThings installed.


The Samsung SmartThings ecosystem enables consumers to simply automate their daily routines. From multipurpose sensors that help manage home heating when temperatures drop, to smart outlets turning conventional electronics into connected devices, the Hub becomes the brain connecting products to control home more conveniently from any Android or iOS mobile device.


We were able to watch them turn on and off lights in different parts of the house right from their phone! They shared how they were able to do simple things like turn on the lights downstairs before they get there, or adjust the temperature of their homes before they get home or even start a pot of coffee!


We toured the block and every house was just SO gorgeous. We had a blast checking out the different features on each house including an ode to Stranger Things, Minions and of course, Disney.


For more than a dozen years, the residents of Miracle on South 13th Street have outfitted their homes in spirited holiday décor that attracts tourists nationwide. This year, the homes will go even further with Samsung SmartThings – making holiday lights and décor easier to manage and more energy efficient. Samsung SmartThings devices conveniently add intelligence to daily routines, connecting hundreds of compatible smartproducts and controlling them right from a smart phone. With no monthly fees or subscription, consumers have the flexibility to grow their connected ecosystem as their needs evolve.


The Miracle On South 13th Street gets thousands of visitors every year and for good reason! The Christmas Display is breath taking and the homeowners are simply awesome.

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For more information on Samsung’s SmartThings EcoSystem check out the website here.

K. Elizabeth

Thursday 8th of December 2016

So beautiful! I love driving around at night during the holiday time to see which neighborhoods decorate their houses as a community. I feel like it's something that not many people do now days. And I definitely need to look into getting a Samsung SmartThings ecosystem for us. It would be perfect for those days when it's still light outside when we leave the apartment, but dark when we get back.


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Oh, how cool is that? We were just near Philly over the weekend! Darn. We also just got a Samsung TV so I'm sure anything they make is good. Also, Stranger Things!!


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

I'm just an hour away and this makes me want to make a trip quickly!


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

It's right down the block from genos cheesesteaks if that helps lol

Janine Huldie

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

I always love seeing those who go over the top decorating for Christmas and these houses looked simply amazing, as well as the technological advances, too. Wow to the experience! ;)


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Sharing but but but had to say I LOVE YOUR LOVE OF THE SEASON and CHRISTMAS. Youve made this Jew adore it as well through your excitement. <3