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Flying Above Philly’s ‘Miracle On South 13th Street’

December 22, 2017

 Welcome to the 5th installment of Streets Dept + WeFilmPhilly‘s yearlong, 12-part collaborative #PhillyMinute series!

WeFilmPhilly is a Philadelphia-based (duh!) video production company that specializes in high quality drone aerial photography, aerial 4K video, and video production. Since August of 2017, Streets Dept has been working with WeFilmPhilly to create monthly videos that explore Philly’s public art and architecture from new angles. Each video is shot from above with aerial drone footage and sound recorded from the ground.

For this month’s video, we’re exploring one of Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday traditions: The Miracle On South 13th Street!

According to a article and interview with one of the residents of The Miracle On South 13th Street, Alex Khoa Du, the block has been lighting up for the holidays for at least the last 20 years. And over that time it’s been attracting more and more Philadelphians and tourists alike who are seeking a little extra shot of holiday cheer. In fact, the street has garnered so much affection over the years that Travel + Leisure magazine even named it one of top 50 holiday tourist destinations in the U.S. last year.

If you want to check out The Miracle On South 13th Street for yourself you’re in luck, because the lights are on nightly from 5pm to 1am and are usually left up until at least a few days after New Year’s Day. Just head down to 13th street, between Morris and tasked streets in South Philadelphia!

See the rest of the Streets Dept + WeFilmPhilly collaborative #PhillyMinute series here:
Part I, Rush Hour at City Hall
Part II, Comcast Technology Center and Philly’s Growing Skyline
Part III, Rolling Through Philly on the Market–Frankford Line El
Part IV, Sunrise at Graffiti Pier

And if you’re interested in collaborating with WePhillyPhilly, reach out to them here.

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