The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is widely acknowledged to be the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. The event showcases the top livestock and 15 contestants in seven events, all vying for a share of the $11.5 million purse and coveted PRCA Gold Buckle.
The Junior World Finals presented by YETI runs concurrently with the Wrangler NFR and features the best young talent in nine events over ten days of competition. More than 800 youth contestants will vie for a championship buckle and hopefully take home the all-around trailer presented by Rodeo Rigs.
The World Series of Team Roping produces the largest team-roping event in the world and acts as the Finals for the organization that puts on more than 140 qualification events nationally and internationally. The event runs during the Wrangler NFR and consists of eight days of team roping competition with a total payout of $18 million dollars.
The New Year's Eve festivities include both the themed fireworks extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip and the live concerts and fireworks under the canopy at Fremont Street Experience. As a culmination to a full year of planning, Fireworks by Grucci will coordinate an eight-minute pyrotechnic display. The Rio will host the command center where the fireworks will be launched at midnight on January 1st from nine hotel-casinos along the Las Vegas Strip. Launch locations include MGM Grand, ARIA, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Venetian, STRAT & SkyPod, Resorts World, and Fontainebleau.