Make time to enjoy a little holiday music this season. It all starts this weekend with the Chelmsford Jazz Band's return to the Chelmsford Center for the Arts for its "4th Annual Chelmsford Holiday Party Pops" celebration Saturday, Dec. 2. The family-friendly concerts, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., feature vocalists Leslie Koresky, Brian Henderson and special guests, plus a sing-along and a visitor from the North Pole. Table seating. $15, general; $10, students and CCA members. Visit www.chelmsfordart.org.
The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra's "Holiday Pops Concert" is Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., in Chapel Hall at St. Louis School, 77 Boisvert St., Lowell. Selections include "Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Dances from The Nutcracker," "Skaters Waltz," "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival." $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, children and students with ID. For info, visit www.lowellphilharmonic.org.
At Indian Hill Music in Littleton, a "Holiday Soiree" on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., features voice students performing winter-themed songs. $5 suggested donation at the door. On Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m., the New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music performs a "Holiday Concert to Chase Away Winter's Chill." Featured are selections by Rimsky-Korsakov, Cohen, Isaacson and Daquin, arranged for flute. $10 at door, but free for Indian Hill Music School students. Visit