Feel at Home Inside LRT-1’s Christmas Decorated Trains
by Sherry Tadeja, December 23, 2019 3:10pm
Our homes are our sanctuaries. As the holidays draw near, being surrounded by family and our loved ones, our homes become more special. This “feel at home” vibe and the festive holiday cheer is what the Light Rail Manila Corporation wants to evoke from its passengers; not just with Christmas garlands and other decorations, but also with the transformation of their trains into “homes.”
With the theme, “Christmas In Our Homes,” LRMC transformed three of its light rail vehicles (LRVs) to “Christmas Trains.” Three-dimensional decals and interactive displays to make the LRT’s interiors look and feel like Filipino homes during the festive season.
The coaches are painted with two different aesthetics: the Modern Home filled with bright colors, garlands, and pillow decals and the Traditional Home with wood designs. A “Pasko Na” floormat welcomes you once you step inside while window features different translation of “Maligayang Pasko” in different Filipino dialects.
Besides the instagrammable trains, fun-filled activities await. There’s a “Spot the Difference” and a wooden ikotMNL puzzle. Answering these games, posting it on social media, and tagging LRMC might award you with special prizes—beep card, perhaps?
Riding the Christmas Train will be by chance, but maybe you can track one with LRT-1’s official mobile app, ikotMNL. So don’t forget to seize the moment to take a photo. Fret not if you missed it during your commute because Christmas Trains will be here until February 2020.
Christmas is not about how decorated are homes are; it’s all about the gift of giving and not forgetting that the day calls to love one another.