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Nick’s Food Drive with Santa and Live Reindeer

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Nick’s Annual Food Drive with Santa and Live Reindeer

Saturday December 8th 11am-6pm

Come visit Nick’s and enjoy Santa and live reindeer while supporting a great cause.

With every 12 cans of nonperishable food items donated

receive a Free Printed Photo with Santa

-Ride Nick’s Garden Express Train Ride* (weather permitting)

-Visit with Santa’s Reindeer (Reindeer 12PM-5PM)

-Great selection of Christmas Trees and Hand-Tied Wreaths

Nick’s for the Holidays

We transform our store into a winter wonderland with a large selection of Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, the Finest Hand-Tied Wreaths and Garland, Seasonal Blooming Plants, all within an atmosphere that captures the Magic of the Holiday Season.

Pet Pics with Santa Claws

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Come to Nick’s on December 1st to have your pet’s picture taken with Santa Claws.

Buy a digital photo with Santa and your pet

All proceeds benefit the Aurora Animal Shelter.

All dogs must be securely controlled on a leash.

All cats and other small animals must be brought in a carrier.

No appointment necessary just show up anytime between 10am and 3pm.

Aurora Animal Shelter’s

Donation Wish List:


Used for veterinary care and medical treatment for

shelter animals, and items purchased specifically for

the comfort and welfare of shelter animals.


• CD players and classical music CDs

• KMR kitten milk replacement (powder form)

• Royal Canin “Baby Cat” dry food (for nursing

mothers and young kittens)

• Shoe boxes

• Newspaper

• Peanut butter – used to fill Kongs and

enrichment toys for dogs

• Canned tuna – used for enrichment and

treats for cats

• Meat-based baby food (no vegetables) –

used for enrichment for cats

• Treats for dogs and cats

• Rawhide and chew bones for dogs

• Toys for dogs and cats, particularly Kongs

(the cat Kongs as well!)

• Puppy pads

• Dawn liquid dish soap

• Towels of all sizes

• 9 volt, AA and AAA batteries

• Canned dog and cat food (preferably Science Diet brand)

• Dry dog and cat food (preferably Science Diet brand)

• Dog and cat crates, gently used

• Clorox sanitizing wipes

• Collars, leashes and harnesses

Aurora Animal Shelter • 303.326.8280

15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

Nick’s Holiday Open House 2018

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Nick’s Holiday Open House:
Saturday November 24th and Sunday November 25th

A kick off to the holiday season at Nick’s.
Enjoy a special discounts both days.
Shop our wonderful selection of holiday gift and decor.
Find the perfect Christmas tree from our lot.
Live Jazz on Saturday 1pm-5pm and Sunday 12pm-3pm and so much more!

Open Saturday 11/24/18 9am-7pm.    Open Sunday 11/25/18 9am-5pm.

Nick’s Costume Contest

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Nick’s costume contest will be Saturday October 20th. 1pm-3pm
Just show up in your costume to enter
Judging will begin promptly at 1pm
Get here at 12:45 pm to line up for the contest.

We will be judging costumes on:
originality, fall festiveness, and overall creativity.

Bring your best costume the Competition Is TOUGH

Nick’s Annual Costume Contest Prizes
Grand Prize: $150
1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50
4th Place $40
5th Place $30
6th Place $20
Personality Prize: $50 (New this year! No matter your costume if you work the runway just right the Judges will reward you with this prize.)
Open to all Ages

Nick’s Fall Fest is Open Everyday!

There is NO Charge to come

 into our store and enjoy the

wonderful fall atmosphere.

There are several FREE activities Including:

 Straw Maze, Ball & Ring Toss Game,

Story Time with Professor Pumpkin and Kiddie Play Area.




-Tractor Ride Through the Tunnel of Terror,

-Pedal Karts,

-Nick’s Garden Express Train Ride


-Nick’s Bounce House

These activities are $4 EACH for one turn.

We offer a wristband for $13 to do each ride 1 time.

Please call 303-696-6657 with any questions.

Nick’s Chile Fest 2018

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Nick’s Chile Fest 2018

Saturday September 8th

Kickoff the chile season with us at Nick’s

-Discover new recipes and learn about the varieties of peppers Nick’s has to offer.

-Spin our prize wheel when you order peppers for a chance to win your peppers for free!

-See how to peel, seed, and pack your roasted peppers for freezing to enjoy year round.

-Live Music by One Night Stand   1pm-5pm

-Nick’s café will be featuring Mexican Food         

-Live cooking  demonstrations 

-Come enjoy this great event!!


Nick’s Fiesta Brunch Demonstration Schedule

11:30a.m.-12pm: Drink of the Day

12pm-12:45pm: Terri Maize Cooking Demonstration

1pm: Green Chile Contest Starts

1pm-1:30pm: Chile Corn Muffin

1:30pm-2pm: Chile Frittata

2pm-2:30: Green Chile Contest Winners Announced

2:30 3pm: Calabasitas and Corn

3pm. Salsa Contest Starts

3pm-3:30pm: Lemon Mousse Tacos

4pm-4:30pm: Salsa Contest Winners Announced


Green Chile Contest Is Full


Nick’s Annual Salsa Contest  Saturday September 8th 3pm to 4pm

Enter your best Salsa by 3pm for a chance to win cash prizes!

1st Place $150       2nd Place $100       3rd Place $50

Limited to 15 Participants to Register  call 303-696-6657

As soon as judging is done anyone can sample the entries!

Salsa Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is for the most flavorful Salsa using fresh complementing ingredients.

  2. This is not a contest for the hottest salsa but for the freshest and most flavorful.

  3. You must bring prepared salsa for judges to sample.

  4. All entries must be at Nick’s by 3pm.

  5. We will have you fill out a short entry form when you arrive. Please have a copy of your recipe printed to Share with Nick’s. The 1st place winner will be added to Nick’s Salsa Hall of Flame and the recipe will be shared by Nick’s online and in store.

  6. NO contestants affiliated with Nick’s Garden Center or related to the owners.

  7. Entry participant must be present to enter and claim prize.

Nick’s Green Chile Recipe

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Nick’s New Mexico Green Chile  

Serves 6


4 cups water

4 cups roasted & peeled chopped green

Chile peppers

10 oz. canned tomatoes crushed with


2 cloves – fresh garlic minced

1/8 Cup bacon drippings or lard

1/8 Cup Flour

Salt to taste

2lbs. Cubed cooked pork or meat of choice. (Cook Beforehand)


In a dutch oven, heat bacon drippings until hot.  Add flour until it looks like elmer’s glue.  You may not need all the flour.  Brown flour until caramel brown; if you don’t brown well enough, chile will look chalky.

Add water, whisking until all lumps are gone.  Add tomatoes with juice, chilies,

garlic and salt.  At this point, chile may still be too thick; add a little more water;

not too much.  Add meat and let Simmer for 10 minutes.

Ta Da and Enjoy.

Watch our video to see how easy it is to make Green Chile