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2013 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Las Vegas


If you've never been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, this is an event you must attend, at least once in a lifetime. 2013 marks the 29th year for the Wrangler NFR to be held in Las Vegas.


For 10 days in December the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo transforms the look and feel of Las Vegas in a spectacular way. Each year, thousands of rodeo enthusiasts decked out in Wrangler jeans, cowboy boots and hats fill Las Vegas hotels, casinos, restaurants, showrooms, and shopping malls. You don't have to be a cowboy or cowgirl to have the time of your life. However the Wrangler NRF might just make a cowboy out of you after 10 days of competition and entertainment.


Let's face it, Las Vegas is known for doing everything big. The Wrangler NFR is no exception. From the minute you arrive in Sin City, you will find action and entertainment everywhere to look. The Vegas strip is full of the rodeo spirit as hotel marquees are splashed with the names of the brightest stars in country music and casinos try to out-do each other with NRF entertainment and specials.


However, I am hoping you plan ahead and get your flight tickets early because things get pricey and sell out fast during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NRF). If you haven't, no worries, it’s not too late to find something if you search now. There are still some tricks you can use to get decent prices. Check out these tips for help on how to get flights to Las Vegas for a considerable discount. Also don't forget to use Las Vegas hotel discount promotion codes when booking your room.


If you like shows, check out the list of our recommended Las Vegas shows below. These shows sell out fast, so if plan to see one, get your tickets as early as possible.


The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Information:

Dates: Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Start Times: All start times in 2013 are 6:45 p.m. (PT).

Location: Thomas & Mack Center

4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154.


Update: The National Finals Rodeo will remain in Las Vegas through 2024 after Las Vegas Events and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association reached agreement on a new 10-year contract.


Things you should know about the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas


Everything will be open. I mean everything. shops, casinos, bars, restaurants, buffets, attractions. You name it, it will be open during the Wrangler NFR.


Most bars and restaurants will offer drink specials, and rodeo themed menus. All Las Vegas buffets

also offer you an opportunity to experience new cowboy themed items nightly, all featuring good ol' home made BBQ.


If money is not an issue here is a list of highly recommended restaurants you might consider calling ahead of time to make a reservation.


This is a period you have to make dinner reservations. If you are going to any restaurant during the Wrangler NFR week either book ahead of time or be prepared to wait in line for a very long time.


With that said, if Las Vegas is beckoning you this coming Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), here are a few things you might want to put on your to-do list. You'll also find lots of resources and some money saving tips on this site while planning your Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas.


Things to do during the NFR week in Las Vegas


Below is a list of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Events


The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

Wrangler National Finals RodeoOn your visit to Las Vegas early in December, don't miss the longest running gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show.


Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show will occupy over 300,000 square feet of show floor and host 400 plus vendors from across the United States and Canada. These vendors will showcase their unique products which will include: customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery, as well as providing the best source for the Official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise.


Cowboy Christmas Gift Show
December 5 - 14, 2013
Open 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Daily
Free Admission - Open to the Public (more information)


Note: Free shuttle service will be provided from the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show directly to the Thomas & Mack Center for each night's rodeo performance.


Cowboy FanFest

Located adjacent to Cowboy Christmas, the FanFest is the ultimate interactive fan experience with 100,000 square feet featuring the Best of the Western Lifestyle including live music and entertainment, specialty food and beverage, rodeo arena, interactive booths, rodeo exhibits, and more.


Open: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (December 5 - 14, 2013)
Admission: FREE
Location: Adjacent to Cowboy Christmas Gift Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center

Major interactive areas include:

Rodeo Arena
Rodeo Live
Rodeo Way
Rodeo Round Up
King of the Reach/Slicks & Sticks

New in 2013

World champion livestock will be on display each day
Wrangler NFR contestant autograph sessions
RFD-TV live broadcast

On-site NFR Ticket Exchange
Free Shuttle to the Thomas & Mack Center (one-way route)


Wrangler NFR

Wrangler NFRKnown as the Super Bowl of Rodeo, the Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) will feature an impressive list of entertainers to sing the national anthem prior to each rodeo performance.


Following the opening ceremonies, the top 15 competitors in these seven rodeo events

1) Bareback riding,

2) Steer wrestling,

3) Team roping,

4) Saddle bronc riding,

5) Tie-down roping,

6) Barrel racing and

7) Bull riding

will compete for a share of the millions of dollar purse.


Qualification is based on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.



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2013 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) on a tight budget


We are constantly searching for ways to save you money the Wrangler NRF in Las Vegas. In the coming weeks, this section will be updated with all the 2013 National Finals Rodeo FREE events you can take advantage of. From free show coupons, to free attractions, to free transportation. Check back regularly to take advantage of these offers. Also remember to checkout our Las Vegas money saving tips.


Take advantage of the free shuttle buses to and from hotels and from the Las Vegas Convention Center, to the Thomas & Mack Center.


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Doors Open at 8:00 nightly
Inside the Arizona Ballroom at the Gold Coast Hotel Casino

FREE Admission

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2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo FREE Shuttle


Wrangler National Finals RodeoWrangler National Finals Rodeo Free Shuttle


If you are planing to attend the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, you will be glad to know that FREE shuttle bus service will be provided from and to the following hotels listed below.


Rodeo Start: 6:45 P.M.
Dates: December 5 - 14, 2013


Shuttle to Thomas & Mack Center (Pre-Event) - 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Shuttle from Thomas & Mack Center (Post-Event) - 9:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.

*All times are subject to change.


MGM Grand Sam's Town Excalibur Tropicana
Mandalay Bay Planet Hollywood Silver Sevens Circus Circus
Aria Monte Carlo The Orleans Golden Nugget
The Mirage Treasure Island Flamingo Harrah's
Gold Coast The Palms Silverton South Point


Free Shuttle bus service will also be provided from the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show directly to the Thomas & Mack Center (one way route - only) for each night's rodeo performance. December 5 - 14, 2013.

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Don't miss the International superstar and the world's best-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain as she brings all of her biggest hits to her new show SHANIA: STILL THE ONE exclusively to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Showing at the Caesars Palace

Showtime: 7:30pm

Oct: 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
Nov: 2, 3, 30
Dec: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14

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Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, “O.”

A continuous visual montage that combines circus acts, acrobatics, synchronized swimming and high diving. (more info..)

Showing at the Bellagio No Shows - December 3 - 18

Prices from $114 Show Tickets

Country Superstars

Country SuperstarsCountry Superstars is is a fast-paced, concert style event that features a world-class live band and TRIBUTES to some of the biggest names in country music history such as Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, and more!.


Packed with new impressions, new celebrity voices, new puppets and more laughs than ever -- Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands fills the stage with celebrity singing impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism, backed by a sizzling live band. (more info....)

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Venue: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Show Time: 6:00pm Except Sunday

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Jersey Boys

Jersey BoysJersey Boys is a dynamic, crowd-pleasing production. Broadway’s biggest success story takes viewers behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and follows their rags-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way to the heights of stardom.
Featuring such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Oh, What a Night,” and more, “Jersey Boys” has everyone singing along just like the crowds of Broadway.


Showing at the Paris Las Vegas

Prices from $99 Show Tickets

The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil

Love by Cirque Du SoleilLOVE brings together the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the spirit and passion of the most beloved rock group of all time – The Beatles. The exuberance of The Beatles will be channeled through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists. Explores the essence of love that John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired during their astonishing adventure together

Performance: 7:00pm & 10:00pm, Thursday through Monday
Dark Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (more info ...)


Showing at the Mirage

Prices from $60 Show Tickets

Blue Man Group

Blue Man GroupAlthough almost impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's Las Vegas Show at The Venetian is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. Join the celebration and experience this one-of-a-kind performance for yourself at the 1,760-seat theater created especially for the trio’s unique brand of excitement.

Showing at the Monte Carlo

Prices from $59 Show Tickets


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