LOOK: PH celebrates Christmas through festive lights, decors

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) — 'Tis the season to be jolly, and Filipinos sure know how to celebrate Christmas with colorful bright lights and festive decor.

In Manila, the Light Rail Transit Line 1 unveiled on Monday the Christmas train, with the theme "Pasko Para Sa Batang Pinoy."

The train, decorated with festive designs, toys, and ornaments, brought a smile to passengers despite the hassles of commuting.

Cebuanos, meanwhile, boast of their amusing 130-foot Christmas tree, which stands next to the iconic Water Fountain Tower at the Fuente Osmena Circle.

The tree is adorned with thousands of light bulbs and recycled materials, with an image of Sto. Niño de Cebu at its base. Instead of a star, another image of the Child Jesus is placed atop the tree.

The perfect selfie destination will be on display until the Sinulog Festival on January.

In Misamis Occidental, the 25th Festival of Lights in Tangub City once again showcased a brand new display of breathtaking landmarks from around the world.

Made of recyclable and indigenous materials, the displays include replicas of the Notre Dame de Paris in France, Motisons Tower in India, the South African Air Force Memorial, Garden Fountain of Borromeo Palace in Italy, Cathedral of Belgium, and the Vortex Center in Australia.

Streets and roads are also set with welcoming arches decorated according to the year's "around the world" theme.

Plastic bottles, cans, and styrofoam were on display at Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur, where their own version of festival of lights was held.

Among the stunning Christmas landmarks showcased were the Merlion of Singapore, Oval-Shaped Hotel of China, Dutch Mill of Netherlands, Chichen Itza Pyramid of Mexico, New York's Statue of Liberty and Dubai's Burj Al Arab Hotel.

Cagayan de Oro City, meanwhile, showcased the million-peso project "Symphony of Lights" - the first of its kind in Mindanao.

The project, which attracts locales and the tourists alike, runs from December 1 until the Chinese New Year in February.

City Councilor Jay Roa Pascual, chairman of the committee on tourism, explained that the project is called Symphony of Lights because music accompanies the dazzling changing light display.

Dale Israel in Cebu, Alwen Saliring in Cagayan de Oro City, and Marlon Panares in Pagadian City contributed to this report.