Viewing parties, gift shows happening around NFR in Las Vegas

Main Event

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s championship event will be presented at 6:45 p.m. daily through Dec. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center, $70; ticket packages are available. nfrexperience.com; 702-739-3267

Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the NFR will be available with routes from the Las Vegas Convention Center and NFR official host hotels to the Thomas & Mack Center. NFR performances will begin at 6:45 p.m. Shuttle buses will begin pick-ups at 5 p.m. and include return service to host hotels until 10:30 p.m. There is no shuttle bus service during actual rodeo performances. For a complete list of shuttle bus routes and schedule, visit nfrexperience.com.

Western Gift Shows

South Point Western Gift Show

Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6-16 in the Exhibit Halls at South Point Arena. Featuring more than 150 vendors, Western apparel, leather goods, home decor, jewelry and more, free admission. vegascowboycentral.com

Cowboy Christmas

Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6-15 at Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls, 3150 Paradise Road. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, entertainment, live music, rodeo exhibits, autograph sessions, interactive exhibits, the Junior National Finals Rodeo, the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo and more, free admission. nfrexperience.com/cowboychristmas; rmef.org/events.aspx

Rodeo Fashion and Western Arts Expo

Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6-15 (closed Dec. 10) at The Plaza, 1 Main St. Featuring 75 vendors showcasing western attire, accessories, artisans and more. rfwaexpo.com; plazahotelcasino.com

Roper Cowboy Marketplace

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6-15 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Featuring exhibitors, entertainment, demonstrations, and more; free admission. cowboymarketplace.vegas

Stetson Country Christmas

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6-16 at Sands Expo, 201 Sands Ave. Featuring exhibitors and live entertainment. The Priefert Arena will host the World Championship Dummy Roping for Kids Dec. 13-16, free admission. countrychristmas.vegas

Viewing Parties and Activities

Bally’s

Race and Sportsbook will host live feeds of NFR main events, drink specials and giveaways daily Dec 6-15. spursonthestrip.com

Caesars Palace

Pre-party at the Spanish Steps with a DJ, drink specials, lasso throwing, rider appearances and more. Daily viewing parties at Montecristo Cigar Bar, and after-parties with live music and drink specials at Cleopatra’s Barge starting at 9:20 p.m. Crown Royal rider autograph signings will be Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 and MillerCoors rider autograph signings will be Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 at the Spanish Steps. spursonthestrip.com

DLVEC and The D Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. Third St., will host viewing parties, meet-and-greets with riders and live country music, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 6-15. The D Las Vegas will host meet-and-greets with the Wright Family Bronco Riders beginning Dec. 6. thed.com; dlvec.com

Flamingo Las Vegas

Garden Bar will host live rodeo feeds and drink specials 7 p.m. to midnight daily. The Bird Bar’s after-party will be 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with MillerCoors rider autograph signings on select dates. spursonthestrip.com

Fremont Street Experience

The 32nd annual Downtown Hoedown will feature performances by Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Haley & Michaels and Corb Lund. The free concert starts at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5. vegasexperience.com

Gold Coast

Bob Tallman’s WNFR Charity Bowling Event will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Gold Coast Bowling Center and will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. boydgamingevents.com/nfr

Golden Nugget

Doors open at 6 p.m. daily Dec. 6-14 for live viewings in the Grand Event Center. The barrel racers autograph session will be noon-2 p.m. Dec. 7. goldennugget.com/las-vegas

Hard Rock Hotel

Goose Island Pub and all casino bars will offer live NFR broadcasts and drink specials daily. Live music will begin at 10 p.m. in Vinyl on select dates from Dec. 7-15. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and admission is free. hardrockhotel.com

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill will feature viewing parties, live music and drink specials, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 6-15 with autograph signings on select dates. Carnaval Court will host the Rodeo Rider’s after-party with live music, mechanical bull rides and photo opportunities at starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8. spursonthestrip.com

The Linq

The Book will feature Jack Daniel’s rider autograph signings on Dec. 8. spursonthestrip.com

MGM Grand

The Gold Buckle Zone will feature live music, dancing and performances from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 6-15. Viewing parties will be daily in the David Copperfield Theater. MGM Grand Home of the Champions autograph sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 in the Main Lobby. The Tie-Down Ropers autograph session will be from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Free admission. mgmgrand.com/nfr

The Mirage

Rodeo Vegas at The Mirage will feature viewing parties, drink specials, giveaways and entertainment at Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge at 6:45 p.m. daily Dec. 6-15. Live music follows the viewings at 9 p.m. in the Race & Sports Book and at 9:30 p.m. in the Parlor Lounge. Admission is free. rodeovegas.com

Miss Rodeo America Pageant

The Tropicana will host events for the 64th Miss Rodeo America Pageant leading up to the coronation. The pageant awards and crowning will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Tropicana Theater. Tickets are $92.82 to $149.62. missrodeoamerica.com; troplv.com

The Orleans

Rump’s Rodeo Party, featuring live NFR viewings and prizes, begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 to 15 in the Honky Tonk Saloon. The National Finals Tonight Show will follow with highlights, interviews, Q&A sessions, special appearances, prizes and more, at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to 15. Bourbon Street Lounge hosts the Buckin’ Bash with live entertainment, two-step dancing and drink specials, starting at 9 p.m. The Showroom will feature family-friendly viewings at 6:30 p.m. with food and drink specials (children can accompany their parents to the free event). The All In Barrel Race will be at the Orleans Arena from Dec. 6 to 16. Admission is free and times will vary. The Showroom will feature free screenings of the documentary “Feek’s Vision” at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 12, and also Dec. 13 in the Honky Tonk Saloon. boydgamingevents.com/nfr

Paris Las Vegas

The Paris Race & Sportsbook will host viewing parties Dec. 6-15. spursonthestrip.com

Planet Hollywood Resort

Extra Lounge will feature live country bands and streamed events Dec. 6-15. MillerCoors rider autograph signings will be Dec. 7 and Dec. 15 with Jack Daniel’s rider autograph signings on Dec. 8. Blue Moon Bar hosts MillerCoors autograph signings at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and drink specials daily 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Heart Bar will feature daily drink specials, with Jack Daniel’s samples, a DJ and more, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. PBR Bar’s after-party in the Miracle Mile Shops will have mechanical bull rides, drink specials and more. spursonthestrip.com

The Plaza

Featuring viewing parties, entertainment, food and drink specials daily with activities scheduled at the new Core Arena and Equestrian Center. For a schedule of events, visit plazahotelcasino.com.

Rio

Featuring autograph signings and daily drink specials at iBar. spursonthestrip.com

Sam’s Town

Free family-friendly viewing parties at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6-15 in the Hawthorne Room. Live country music will start at 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily in Roxy’s Honky Tonk. boydgamingevents.com/nfr

Silverton

Veil Pavilion will host viewing parties with 102.7 The Coyote from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6-15. Live entertainment will follow daily. Free admission. silvertoncasino.com

South Point

Vegas Cowboy Central at South Point will host the NFR kickoff party with music by Sierra Black at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Showroom. Live broadcasts and entertainment will be featured in the Showroom and Grandview Lounge from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6-15 with the Ram Rodeo Viewing Party 6 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, free admission. The WNFR Go Round Buckle Ceremony will start at 11 p.m. Dec. 6-14 in the Showroom, free. The South Point Arena will host Benny Binion’s Bucking Horse and Bull Sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 6, $15; the World Bronc Futurity at 10 a.m. Dec. 7, $18; and World Series of Team Roping Dec. 8-16, free admission. For a complete schedule of events, visit vegascowboycentral.com.

Topgolf Las Vegas

The Toyota Yard hosts daily viewings at 7 p.m. Dec. 6-15. Mechanical bull rides will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 3 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 4627 Koval Lane. All activities are free and open to all ages. topgolf.com/us/las-vegas

Treasure Island

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que will stream live NFR feeds at 6:45 p.m. daily, followed by live performances from country rock bands ($10 cover begins at 9 p.m.). Gilley’s also offers drink specials daily and an autograph session with NFR bull riders noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 12. treasureisland.com

Tropicana

The Bullfighters Only Las Vegas Championship will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 6-15 in the Bullfighters Only Event Tent. Tickets are $30 to $60. The tent also hosts the Otterbox Tailgate Party with music, games, food, drinks and giveaways noon-2 p.m. daily. The WNFR Viewing Party will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6-15 in the Cohiba Ballroom. Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball after-party features live music, drink specials, a meet-and-greet with the 2019 Miss Rodeo America contestants and Miss Rodeo America 2018, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 7-8 in the Cohiba Ballroom. The Hooey Jam happy hour will be 4-6 p.m. daily at Robert Irvine’s Public House, followed by the Pendleton Whisky viewing party 6-9 p.m. Admission is free to all viewings and parties. troplv.com; bullfightersonly.com

Entertainment
You Can Design With 3D Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum
You Can Design With 3d Printers, Laser Cutters And Ceramics At Discovery Children's Museum (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Champagne vending machine at Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas
One of only a few in the country, the Moët & Chandon machine at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas is stocked with Imperial Rose for Valentine’s Day. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal
Las Vegas Valentine’s Day desserts
Mio Ogasawara of Sweets Raku and Rebecca Bills of Gen3 Hospitality in Las Vegas create elaborate Valentine’s Day desserts. Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal
One Night For One Drop
Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their time and talent to this year's "One Night For One Drop" performance at the "O" Theatre in the Bellagio. The event takes place March 8, 2019, and benefits the One Drop organization. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year parade takes place on Fremont Street. (Bill Hughes/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Manzo restaurant a key part of Eataly
Nicole Brisson, executive chef of Eataly, at Park MGM in Las Vegas, talks about new restaurant.
Designer Makes Festival-style Crowns
Designer at MAGIC trade show Makes Festival-style Crowns (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Excalibur Raises tent that will house "Fuerza Bruta" show
Workers at Excalibur raised a tent, which will be the home of "Fuerza Bruta," a temporary show that will run from March 7 to September 1, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Roc Boots Make For Glittery Festival Wear
With 3-inch-tall chunky heels, cleated platforms, and sparkly glitter, you’ll want to wear these to dance the night away. Sally Cull, product and development for Roc Boots Australia, assures you that you can. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Get A Custom-painted Jacket At Las Vegas Fashion Event
On the first of the two-night Commotion event, clothing brands connected with consumers, offering shopping, giveaways and customization opportunities. (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Venetian Celebrates The "Year Of The Pig"
The Venetian hosted dancers to celebrate the Chinese New Year and "Year of the Pig." The dancers performed a traditional eye-dotting ceremony and lion dance. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pepe the truffle-hunting dog
Jose Andres knows that quality black truffles can also be found in his native Spain. He’ll be sharing some with the world for a week, starting Monday. From Feb. 11-17, his Cosmopolitan restaurant Jaleo will be showcasing four special dishes made with Spanish truffles discovered by the truffle-hunting dogs of his friend Nacho Ramírez Monfort. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tony Abou-Ganim mixes drink at Libertine Social
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, helped change the cocktail culture in Las Vegas. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Masaharu Morimoto talks ramen in Las Vegas
Masaharu Morimoto talks about bringing a ramen restaurant to Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Morimoto considering full-time Las Vegas ramen spot
Morimoto talks about a full-time ramen spot in Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to new home at Neon Museum Boneyard
The famous and newly restored, Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign is working it's way to a permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to Neon Museum Boneyard
The famous and newly restored, Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign has been moved to its permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign moves to new Las Vegas home
The famous and newly restored Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign has moved to a permanent home at the Neon Museum Boneyard in downtown Las Vegas. It will be moved in six pieces and take five days for reconstruction. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Las Vegas band Otherwise release song and video in tribute to slain cousin
Adrian and Ryan Patrick, brothers in the band Otherwise with drummer Brian Medeiros, talk about the release of a tribute song to their deceased cousin Ivan. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Las Vegas residency
Artist Joshua Vides created a "White Wedding" chapel for Billy Idol's Vegas residency (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas
Try the Burning History cocktail at Zuma In Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES final night showcases Drake at XS Nightclub
Drake performed for CES attendees and club-goers at XS Nightclub in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (John Katsilometes Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Happy Hour party at Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace
Conventioneers mingled during the Hardware Massive CES 2019 Happy Hour Bash at The Hangover Suite at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
CES 2019 Has A Cordless Hair Dryer
CES Has A Cordless Hair Dryer (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES Opening Party in Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace
CES conventioneers packed Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, and let loose as they danced to DJs into the night. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails
Print intricate designs, your pet or your face on your nails (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Panel talks Impossible Burger 2.0
Panel talks Impossible Burger at CES during launch at Border Grill on Monday, Jan. 7. (Ben Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets
Momofuku Makes A Cocktail With Bok Choy And Beets (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Dream of AJ Montgomery
AJ Montgomery lost part of his leg in a vehicle accident but found his dream as a performer in “Le Reve.” (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kelly Clinton-Holmes of the Stirling Club
John Katsilometes chats with Kelly Clinton-Holmes, director of the Stirling Club's New Year's Eve entertainment.
ad-high_impact_4
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like