Church Street in New Milford is abuzz with activity.

Every storefront is full and, to celebrate the holiday season, the business owners and nonprofit organizations on the street will kick off a 48-day open street event Nov. 15.

On the kickoff day, all shops will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serve hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and shops will offer viewings and demonstrations, as well as special activities and/or sales and giveaways.

Throughout the holiday season, some shops will be open for extended hours.

Participating Church Street shops will include the Village Center for the Arts' Pottery Studio and Digital Lab at 1 and 3 Church St., respectively; the Art of Body Waxing at 5 Church St.; Cosmetique, a hair, skin and nail salon at 13 Church St.; On The Hunt, a lifestyle design store, at 17 Church St.; Ruth Chase Flowers at 19 Church St.; Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio at 25 Church St.; Ameico, a 20th and 21st century design gallery and store, at 29 Church St.; and Linda Rich Salon, a spa, beauty and personal care business, at 32 Church St.

All of the downtown will be open Nov. 29 for Small Business Saturday.