Today I managed to put out all of Mik's North Pole Village on the counter in the dining room. I originally thought we would have to put some on the upper cupboard or over on the piano, but I managed to get them all to barely smoosh in on the counter. Of course, that doesn't take into account that Mik hasn't picked out his building this year.
This morning he found a Coke one he wanted on Amazon with a warning it wouldn't arrive before Christmas. Now that it won't fit with this year's set up, it seems worth getting and just incorporating it next year. We did add a little Cars accessory that Dad and I bought him when we were at Disney World earlier this year, so at least there is something new this year.
Mik has now added having an area that can be used to display his village to the requirements for our dream house on the lake that we are saving up for. This is especially important as his village keeps growing and he also said next year he is going to save money to buy himself a building and thus get two next year with one being the one from Mom & Dad (I always get him an accessory).