Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Includes Daily Service to Cowboy Christmas and Nightly Routes to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Daily service added this year; evening shuttles service 23 hotel partners
In 2016, all Wrangler NFR performances begin at 6:45 p.m. (PT). NFR Express will begin pick-ups at 5 p.m. (PT) and include return service until 10:30 p.m. (PT). There is no shuttle bus service during the actual rodeo performance.
Rodeo fans are asked to allow approximately 15 minutes for traffic conditions from each hotel pick-up point. The NFR Express routes and pick-up points are as follows:
Route 1 – One-Way Express Shuttle
- Cowboy Christmas Gift Show – Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls
- MGM Grand – Conference Center Drive
- Sam’s Town – Back entrance (behind food court)
- Excalibur – Rear rotunda
- Mandalay Bay – Beach Level main entrance
- Wynn – South Tower bus loop
- Venetian – Tour bus lobby
- Circus Circus – Main entrance
- Westgate – East Tower entrance
- The Cosmopolitan & Aria (City Center) – Bus tour lobby
- Monte Carlo – West valet entrance
- The Orleans – Main entrance
- Gold Coast Main Entrance
- Golden Nugget – Carson Tower entrance
- The D Las Vegas – Main entrance
- The Mirage – North valet entrance
- Treasure Island (TI) – Bus loading zone, near the South Side Valet
- Flamingo & Harrah’s LINQ Promenade Las Vegas – Tour bus lobby (adjacent to the High Roller)
- Silver Sevens – West entrance
- Bally’s North entrance – Ceasars Palace Tour bus area, outside the Colosseum, under the Planet Hollywood – sign Route 13
- Cosmopolitan – Main entrance
- Hard Rock Hotel – Main entrance
This year at the 2016 WNFR, rodeo fans will be able to utilize the complimentary Cowboy Christmas Express presented by YETI Coolers for access to the entire NFR Experience, including nightly round-trip NFR Express service to the Thomas & Mack Center for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Starting Thursday, Dec. 1 and running through Saturday, Dec. 10, the Cowboy Christmas Express presented by YETI Coolers will provide round-trip shuttle service from eight hotel properties to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Service commences at 8:30 a.m. and continues to 4:30 p.m. each day from the following hotel partners: Aria, Excalibur, Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, The Orleans, South Point, and Treasure Island.
Free to the public and now located in the South Halls, Cowboy Christmas will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. To add to the overall experience, RMEF’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo will be co-located upstairs in the South Halls from Cowboy Christmas.
Rodeo fans looking for transportation to and from the Wrangler NFR will have the option to utilize the complimentary shuttle bus service – the NFR Express – with routes from the Las Vegas Convention Center, NFR official host hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown to the Thomas & Mack Center.
The NFR Express will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now fourteen routes, covering 23 hotel properties.
“The addition of the Cowboy Christmas Express presented by YETI Coolers provides a convenient and flexible way for rodeo fans to experience Cowboy Christmas,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “In addition to the routes that service our hotel partners, there is a one-way shuttle that allows fans to move efficiently from Cowboy Christmas to the arena. Due to increased nightly traffic and parking congestion at the Thomas & Mack Center, we encourage fans to consider this complimentary mode of transportation.”
About Las Vegas Events
Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events.
About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2016 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR.