While tickets can be hard to come by if you’re not a previous ticket holder, you can buy a Mad Dash 30 ticket: purchase a ticket to a sold-out NFR round and find a seat in the balcony; if the reserved ticket holder arrives, you may move to another empty seat. Those unable to locate an unfilled seat after 30 minutes can either watch the event on the Thomas & Mack Center concourse or get a full refund.
There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the action : special simulcasts, performances by the top names in country music, shopping extravaganzas and after-hours parties. Pull on those cowboy boots and follow us for the highlights.
Kicking off NFR season in style is Fremont Street Experience’s Downtown Hoedown—now in its 33rd year—where performers take the Main, First and Third street stages twice each on Dec. 4 (4:30-11 pm). The lineup includes Jackson Michelson, Gabby Barrett, David Lee Murphy, Filmore, Dylan Scott and Rodney Atkins.
At your downtown NFR headquarters from Dec. 5-13, the Golden Nugget’s entertainment doesn’t quit; catch the Charlie Daniels Band, Terri Clark, Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan, among other top names. Don’t forget to make reservations to dine at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse.
If it’s a free viewing party you’re after, point your spurs toward the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Watch the action from 6 pm on Dec. 5-14 in climate-controlled tents on large screens, with food and drink specials and nightly entertainment.
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When Vegas Goes Country
Known as the “Super Bowl of Rodeo,” the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is one of Las Vegas’ largest—and richest—events, with a total purse of $10 million. This season-ending championship for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association consists of 10 rounds, one on each consecutive day. Here’s how to rope in all the fun even if you never set foot in the arena.
Gonna Have a Good Time
Everyone comes to Vegas to party in one form or another. For those wanting to ring in the New Year at the newest spot in town, look no further than The Mayfair at Bellagio. Part restaurant, part lounge and all show, it’s set against the backdrop of the Bellagio Fountains and will return guests to the glamour of the days-gone-by supper club— Vegas-style, of course. The Mayfair opens New Year’s Eve. For those who can’t wait, here are nine hotspots to kick off your festive Sin City experience.
Eat, Drink And Enjoy Scary
Fall brings out the best of Las Vegas, including the weather. Take advantage of the crisp air and cool vibes at food festivals that showcase some of the city’s best restaurants and chefs. There’s also Oktoberfest fun, or round up family and friends for any of the Halloween festivities. Looking for a scare? Las Vegas has that in spades, too, at museums, haunted houses and escape rooms.
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Las Vegas dubs itself the Entertainment Capital of the World, a lofty nickname that calls out the broad spectrum of shows in the city. Resident acts, magic, cabarets and comedy all find a home here. These shows are meant to keep fans coming back for more . Dive into some of the best the city has to offer, whether it’s something new, something tried and true, something fans can’t get enough of or something to rev up your engine.
Las Vegas knows how to take care of just about any kind of dinner outing, whether it’s heading out with the girls for a night out, celebrating a bachelor party, eating with the kids or spotting celebrities. Restaurants can handle wedding plans, whether getting married or holding a reception, and can help with business, either landing a big deal or entertaining clients. Here’s a look at 12 restaurants in Las Vegas that are ready to cater to every dining whim.
Seductive Las Vegas
Sexy neon, a 24-hour environment and hot nights combine to create some of the most steamy experiences in Las Vegas. Whether that means an intimate dinner for two in a private enclave, a spa treatment with a loved one for complete relaxation or cozying up in one of the fabulously cool, luxurious cabanas. Las Vegas’ most seductive experiences await.
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The Kids Are Alright
Las Vegas has a way of making itself the perfect vacation spot for the whole family. Kids of every age can see animals that swim and prowlers that prey, they can dive into water parks that take the heat out of the day, then fill up on food that makes the entire family happy. Here’s a look at 14 places that will satisfy toddler to your inner child.
4 Desert Day Trips
A world of Southwestern landscapes await with a day trip away from Las Vegas. Mountains, stunning red rock canyons, desert landscapes and a huge man-made lake can be found with a day trip out of Las Vegas and into nature, all within 55 miles of the city.