If you’ve never experienced the electrifying spectacle of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, then prepare yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime event. The upcoming edition of the Wrangler NFR is set to return to the iconic Thomas & Mack Center from December 7th to 16th, 2023, marking its 37th year gracing the vibrant city of Las Vegas.

For an exhilarating 10-day stretch in December, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) weaves its magic, transforming the very essence of Las Vegas. Picture this: throngs of rodeo aficionados clad in their finest Wrangler jeans, cowboy boots, and eye-catching hats, taking over the famed Vegas Strip. They flood the lobbies of Las Vegas hotels, pack the casinos, fill the showrooms, and savor exquisite dining experiences. You need not be a seasoned cowboy or cowgirl to revel in the festivities, but be prepared – after 10 days of riveting competition and world-class entertainment, the National Finals Rodeo might just awaken the cowboy spirit within you.

It’s a well-known fact that Las Vegas is renowned for its penchant for extravagance. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is no exception to this rule. The moment you step foot in the vibrant Sin City, you’ll find yourself immersed in a whirlwind of action and entertainment. The spirit of the rodeo permeates the Las Vegas Strip, with hotel marquees proudly displaying the names of country music’s brightest stars, and casinos engaged in a friendly rivalry to outdo each other with NFR-themed entertainment and exclusive offers.

NFR 2023 Dates: December 7 - 16, 2023

National Finals Rodeo

National Finals Rodeo 2023

Dates: December 7 - 16, 2023
NFR Start Times: 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (PT).
Location: Thomas & Mack Center

Things to do During the Las Vegas NFR Rodeo

Beyond the heart-pounding rodeo action, there’s a world of excitement waiting for fans at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This event isn’t just about the main attraction; it’s an entire extravaganza that promises something for everyone.

While the rodeo takes center stage, there’s a rich tapestry of NFR events that make this experience unforgettable. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the Junior NFR, where the next generation of rodeo stars showcase their incredible talents. Dive into the ProRodeo Zone, a hub of rodeo knowledge and insider insights that will deepen your appreciation for the sport.

But that’s not all. After the sun sets, the NFR parties come to life, promising nights filled with unforgettable memories. World-class concerts featuring top-tier artists take the stage, delivering music that’ll make your heart race just as fast as the rodeo itself.

And let’s not forget about the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show – a tradition like no other. It’s not just a gift show; it’s the “Original” gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, setting the standard for Western shopping extravaganzas. Explore a treasure trove of unique and authentic gifts that reflect the spirit of the NFR and Western lifestyle.

So, as you plan your visit to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, remember that it’s not just an event; it’s an immersive journey into the world of rodeo, entertainment, and Western culture that you won’t want to miss.

NFR Events Around Town in Las Vegas

Rodeo World

Rodeo World returns to Resorts World, poised to be a top NFR party destination in 2023. Experience meet and greets, Wrangler Dawg House viewing parties, and headline entertainment across the property – a must for rodeo fans!

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: Nightly starting at 6PM
Location: Downtown Events Center

NFR Rodeo After Party

Rodeo Vegas

During NFR Rodeo Week, The Mirage Sports Book becomes a Desert Honky-Tonk, offering FREE live entertainment by country music's biggest stars, along with rodeo drink specials every night from December 1 to 10, starting at 9:30 pm in the Mirage Race and Sports Book. Join the fun!

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: 5:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Location: The Mirage Race & Sports Book

Downtown Viewing Parties

Rodeo enthusiasts enjoyed prime NFR viewing at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, where nightly NFR viewing parties were open to the public.

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: Nightly starting at 6PM
Location: Downtown Events Center

NFR After Dark

NFR After Dark

Free Admission - Open to the Public: Enjoy viewing parties and live entertainment in iBar and Cabaret Theater, along with free concerts in the Cabaret Theater.

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: Starting at 4PM
Location: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Gilley’s NFR Rodeo Party

Gilley’s NFR Rodeo Party

Gilley's is the ultimate NFR hotspot in Las Vegas! Join us nightly from 5:45 PM for drink specials and a live satellite feed of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. No cover charge before 9 PM, so arrive early and keep the party going all night!

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: 5 PM – 2 AM
Location: Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island

Indians & Cowboys Parties

Indians & Cowboys Parties

The Cowboys & Indians BEST OF THE WEST PARTY is back at Wrangler NFR on Thursday, December 8, in Westgate's Number One Ballroom. Hosted by Guy Bell Jr., the event features NFR viewing, plus a live concert by country artist Josh Ward. Don't miss it!

Dates: December 7th to 16th
Time: Starting at 5PM
Location: Veil Pavilion, Silverton Casino Hotel

Concerts and Shows During NFR

Concerts and Shows During NFR

Dec 1

Depeche Mode - Memento Mori Tour
December 1, 2023
Where: T-Mobile Arena

Dec 1&2

Usher: My Way The Vegas Residency
December 1, 2, 2023
Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM

Dec 1-16

Carrie Underwood - “REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency”
December 1-2, 6, 8-9, 13, 15-16, 2023
Where: Resorts World Theatre

Dec 2-16

Miranda Lambert
December 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 2023
Where: Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood

Dec 8

Cody Johnson with Chris Janson and Drew Parker
December 8, 2023
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena

Dec 8-9

Cody Jinks
December 8 & 9 2023
Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM

Dec 9

Jon Pardi - 2023 Mr. Saturday Night World Tour
December 9, 2023
Where: Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Dec 16

Chris Young
December 16, 2023
Where: The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Dec 22-3

Bruno Mars
December 22 – 23, 28, 30 – 31 2023
Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM

NFR Rodeo Events Throughout Town

Patriot Vegas Finale

Dates: December 6, 2023 – December 16, 2023
Location: Horseman’s Park 5800 E Flamingo

Bullfighters Only

Bullfighters Only World Championship

The Events Center at Rodeo World Las Vegas is where you'll find the Bullfighters Only World Championship. Each performance follows a tournament-style format, with athletes vying to reach the Championship Round. Resorts World is also hosting events like the Hooey Music Jam and NFR Viewing Party.

Dates: December 7 – December 16th
Resorts World Las Vegas

Miss Rodeo America

Miss Rodeo America

The Miss Rodeo America pageant aims to choose a spokesperson for professional rodeo and offer educational opportunities to its participants.

Dates: December 3, 2023 – December 10, 2023
South Point Hotel and Casino


The National Rodeo Finals (NFR), often referred to as the “Super Bowl of rodeo,” is the premier championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), typically hosted in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

NFR showcases seven thrilling main events, including calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, team roping, and steer roping. Over the span of ten exhilarating days, the nation’s top rodeo athletes converge to compete at their highest level. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unforgettable NFR experience!

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) 2023 is set to take place from December 7th to the 16th at the Thomas & Maker Centers in the heart of Las Vegas. The excitement is building, and preparations are well underway as professionals and participants gear up to make this year’s event an unforgettable and thrilling experience. Mark your calendars for this must-see rodeo spectacle!

The main performances of the NFR will be held at the renowned Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. While it’s the home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team, this versatile venue can accommodate up to 19,522 rodeo enthusiasts.

Experience the NFR schedule through various alternative channels! Whether you’re on Android, iOS, Apple TV, or Fire Stick, there are diverse service providers and devices that cater to rodeo enthusiasts, offering multiple options for you to catch all the rodeo action. Stay connected and enjoy the NFR from your preferred platform!

Secure your tickets for the NFR with ease! General public tickets are available for purchase through the provided link. Be sure to mark these important sale dates for this year:

  • Mini Packages On-Sale: Friday, August 11th at 12:00pm PT
  • Single Sessions On-Sale: Friday, August 25th at 12:00pm PT
  • NFR Access ONLY On-Sale: Friday, August 25th at 12:00pm PT

Please note:

  • Mini Packages include the first four performances or the last six performances and cannot be divided into individual dates.
  • StubHub, the Official Fan to Fan Marketplace of the Wrangler NFR, offers a trusted ticket-buying experience. Visit www.StubHub.com for your ticket needs.

Kindly be aware that StubHub will no longer have a booth at Cowboy Christmas; instead, all ticket availability can be found on their website, www.StubHub.com.

2023 Wrangler NFR General Public ticket prices are as follow:

New Ticket Prices INCLUDING LET:


4 Day Pack

6 Day Pack
















* The above prices reflect the face value of tickets.
** NFR Access ONLY reflects all-in price, no additional fees. 

Introducing the NFR Access ONLY ticket, your gateway to the ultimate NFR experience! While it doesn’t include a dedicated seat, this ticket grants you access to the Thomas & Mack Center, unlocking a world of excitement:

  • Access to the Thomas & Mack Center (seating not included).
  • Enjoy all the NFR experiences, including the vibrant Cowboy Corral with nightly live music, The Cowboy Channel Bar, the lively Bull ‘N Barrel Saloon, and the immersive ProRodeo Zone.
  • Stay close to the action by watching the rodeo on large TV screens in designated areas.

Please note:

  • This ticket replaces the Mad Dash 30 ticket.
  • It is a non-refundable ticket, so make sure to make the most of your NFR adventure!

Explore the convenience of Wrangler NFR Ticket & Hotel Packages available for purchase right here!

These exclusive packages offer a delightful combination of a multi-night hotel stay paired with NFR tickets for specific performance sets during the rodeo extravaganza:

  • Opening Weekend Performances (Dec. 7, 8 & 9)
  • Midweek Performances (Dec. 10, 11 & 12)
  • Closing Weekend Performances (Dec. 13, 14, 15 & 16)

And that’s not all – these packages come with additional perks to enhance your NFR experience:

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from the rodeo.
  • Special drink offers at NFR hotel watch parties*.
  • Exclusive dining discounts at NFR hotel restaurants*.
  • Access to vibrant nightlife*.

Please note:

  • Packages are sold for the entire set of dates and cannot be separated into individual days.
  • They are non-refundable and available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • These packages provide seating in the lower balcony location only.

*Available at participating NFR Hotels.

For answers to frequently asked questions about ticket & hotel packages, please click here. We highly recommend reviewing the FAQ thoroughly before making your reservations, as it contains essential information to ensure your trip is both memorable and hassle-free.

In case of any issues with your NFR Tickets, the Thomas and Mack ticket office offers a ticket reprint service. This service is available if you originally purchased your tickets through Las Vegas Events, UNLVtickets, or StubHub, and you have not transferred your tickets. Please note the following important details:

  • A fee will be charged for the reprint of NFR Tickets.
  • To verify ticket ownership, you will be required to provide photo identification.

This policy ensures that your tickets can be reissued to you securely and conveniently.