Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. COURTESY PHOTO

Things to Do In and Around Westford this Week

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Here are suggestions for things to do in and around Westford this coming week.

The Boston Pops are performing their 2018 Holiday Pops concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Residents can join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart as they  perform their signature Sleigh Ride, and other holiday classics, with new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Ticket prices range from $49 to $129. Visit LowellAuditorium.com/calendar/holidaypops2018 to make a purchase.

Did you know that in 1659, Massachusetts banned the celebration of Christmas? Residents can find out more on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. when the J.V. Fletcher Library presents “Christmas Traditions in Boston” with  author Anthony Sammarco. Sammarco will outline the celebration of Christmas over two centuries, from the Puritans to the mid-19th century introduction of the Christmas tree. Admission is free. Residents can register at westfordlibrary.org.

Are you looking for unique gift ideas for the holiday season? Learn how to make mason jar gifts at the Roudenbush Community Center on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. for Mom and Me Night. The class is for ages 4 and up with an adult. This class will help you prepare four different gifts ready to give. Registration prices are $40 for Westford residents and $45 for non residents. Visit Roudenbush.org for more information.