Grab your cowboy boots and Stetson hat, it’s time for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! For 10 days in December, rodeo fans from around the world take over Las Vegas for the thrills, spills and the most exciting rodeo action in the sport – plus so much more. Known as the Super Bowl of rodeo and one of the biggest and most popular events in the city, the ten-day competition starts Thursday Dec. 1 at the Thomas & Mack Center and wraps up on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Since 1985, Las Vegas has played host to this premier championship rodeo event that attracts top contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
“It’s so much fun to watch as the entire city takes on a cowboy vibe,” said Shahn Douglas, chief marketing officer for DK Las Vegas, which owns Juhl, the modern loft-style high-rise condominium community in downtown Las Vegas. “Having world-class events and entertainment like the NFR minutes from our front doors is truly one of the best perks of living in Las Vegas.”
Kick off your NFR experience at the Fremont Street Experiences’ Downtown Hoedown on November 30. The annual free concert features multiple stages with full-length performances.
Don’t miss a minute of the action. More than 25 hotels host NFR viewing parties. Kick-up your heels at these downtown Las Vegas locations: Downtown Grand, The D, Golden Nugget, The Plaza and Gold Coast.
You really haven’t shopped until you’ve experienced Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, December 1-10, 2022. A Las Vegas tradition since 1986, Cowboy Christmas features more than 350+ exhibitors from across the U.S. Choose from customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery. Be sure to take a break from shopping and enjoy the interactive experiences, including the Ariat Rodeo Live Stage and the YETI Junior World Finals. Admission is free. The show runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
There are country music concerts happening around town. After all the evenings’ rodeo action, star-studded country singers like Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and George Strait take the stage at a number of resorts/casino properties. Be sure to check out downtown Las Vegas for more great concerts at The Sand Dollar Downtown at Plaza Hotel & Casino and The Showroom at Golden Nugget where headliners include Lonestar, Tanya Tucker, Sam Riddle, Marty Stuart, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and more.