Where Traditions Begin...

Since 1972 the Christmas Cottage has been a legendary establishment in Brevard County, Florida. In 1985 it became an anchor in Historic Downtown Melbourne offering a classic backdrop for family Christmas cards, memorable gifts and a tradition of visiting Santa for generation after generation!

After 30 years of decking the halls, in 2010, owners Dano & Rita LoPresti decided it was time to retire (after unleashing videos like the one below, the rest of the family tends to agree...) so they downsized the Cottage and turned their historic landmark into "The Petite Boutiques" this upscale mini-mall playing host to a variety of small specialty stores and fulfilling dreams of entrepreneurs from all over. This elf-sized version of the Christmas Cottage still offers an unmatched selection of ornaments and unique holiday trinkets that you won't find anywhere else. Couple this with the selection of clothing, jewelry, art & handmade items from other boutiques inside the building and "The Petite Boutiques" is truly your one-stop shop!

While the Christmas Cottage is a fraction of the size it was before, it still occupies the largest space inside The Petite Boutiques, and is still the place to start those family traditions! Bring the family in to choose their annual ornaments and have photos taken with Santa, or just stop in to get that holiday feeling all year long!