December 12, 2023
It is a 10-day premiere rodeo event and Western gift show in the vibrant city of Las Vegas!
By day, dive into the world of “Cowboy Christmas” at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s a massive gift show that’s a total Western wonderland. From cowboy boots to custom-made jewelry, Western-wear, cowboy hats, and even hunting gear and furniture – it’s all there! Best part? No entry fee, and it’s an absolute blast. You can explore it from 9 am to 4 pm every day.
As the sun sets, the Thomas Mack Center comes alive with the National Finals Rodeo. It’s the creme de la creme of rodeos, showcasing the absolute best cowboys, barrel races, and livestock on the planet. Watching these cowboys and cowgirls do their thing is downright INCREDIBLE.
After the rodeo action, there’s a whole lineup of live musical performances. Now, they might require you to burn the midnight oil, and honestly, after 9 pm, this tired Mama was ready for some shut-eye. 😆
But here’s the kicker – you’ll be surrounded by the absolute BEST in Western fashion. The outfits are on another level! It’s like a runway show with a side of great people-watching. And let me tell you, there are some serious outdoor-loving folks in the mix.
So, gear up for an unforgettable blend of rodeo, western fashion, and FUN. Keep reading for some of my tips and highlights.
I’ve stayed at the Renaissance Las Vegas for the last two years because it’s a two-minute walk to the convention center, where Cowboy Christmas is hosted. It’s nothing flashy but it’s a fairly affordable hotel, compared to other Vegas options (aaaand there’s a Starbucks in the lobby).
We normally stick to Delta for flights but the departure options from Vegas were either 6 am or a redeye, so we took a chance and booked with Breeze. It was more affordable, had a direct flight midday, and was surprisingly very nice! We had very low expectations going into it, but would definitely fly with them again from Vegas.
Here are all the booths Tim and I loved visiting at Cowboy Christmas! If you’re planning on attending this year, CLICK HERE for the 2023 exhibitor list and booth numbers.
Thanks for coming along y’all! Let me know in the comments if you plan on going to the NFR this year! 🤠
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