Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service Includes Daily Service to Cowboy Christmas and Nightly Routes to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Daily service included again in ‘16; evening shuttles service 23 hotel partners

For the second consecutive year, rodeo fans will be able to utilize the complimentary Cowboy Christmas Express for access to the Las Vegas Convention Center, in addition to the 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 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: Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, 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.

From Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 10, shuttle buses will pick up in front of the Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. This one-way route will serve as the Rodeo Express Shuttle and will run directly to the Thomas & Mack Center.

Also beginning on Dec. 1, the NFR Express will begin complimentary routes to and from the NFR sponsor hotels. There are now 14 routes, covering 23 hotel properties.

“The Cowboy Christmas Express and NFR Express continue to provide a convenient and flexible way for rodeo fans to get to Cowboy Christmas and the Thomas & Mack Center,” 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 directly 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.”

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 – Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls

Route 2
• MGM Grand – Conference Center Drive

Route 3
• Sam’s Town – Rear entrance (behind food court)

Route 4
• Mandalay Bay – Main entrance, Beach Level

Route 5
• Venetian – Tour bus lobby
• Wynn – South Tower bus loop

Route 6
• Hard Rock Hotel – Main entrance (before Porte-Cochere)
• SLS – Paradise Road entrance

Route 7
• The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Main entrance (right of Porte-Cochere)
• Monte Carlo – Main valet entrance

Route 8
• Gold Coast – Main entrance
• The Orleans – Main entrance

Route 9
• Golden Nugget – Carson Tower entrance
• Plaza – Inbound at Country Christmas; outbound to Plaza

Route 10
• Downtown Grand – Main entrance
• The D Las Vegas – Main entrance

Route 11
• The Mirage – North valet entrance (before Porte-Cochere)
• Treasure Island (TI) – Bus loading zone, near the South Side Valet

Route 12
• Flamingo & Harrah’s Las Vegas – LINQ Promenade, adjacent to the High Roller

Route 13
• Bally’s – North entrance
• Caesars Palace – Tour bus lobby (Outside the Colosseum, under Planet Hollywood sign)

Route 14
• Silverton – Main entrance
• South Point – Main entrance (outside Porte-Cochere)

For more information on the Wrangler NFR and Cowboy Christmas, please visit or through social media at /LasVegasNFR and use #WranglerNFR.

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