My advent calendar consists of 24 little houses made out of paper. They can be easily folded flat for storage. Could be an easy way to create an elaborate Christmas village that is easy to store but looks fantastic and festive.
Branch out with an unconventional, space-saving wall tree. Get the scent and feel of a real tree in a fraction of the space by fastening greenery to a panel. A galvanized buckets puts presents on display.