Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) decided to move the Wrangler NFR to the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, for a year. As with the NFR, Cowboy Christmas and the Junior World Finals also moved for this year’s season and will be hosted in the Fort Worth Convention Center and the Cowtown Coliseum, respectively, in a partnership between Las Vegas Events and the PRCA.
As has been a tradition, the two events will run concurrently with the Wrangler NFR from December 3 to 12th 2020. The Fort Worth Convention Center is 20 minutes away from the Globe Life Field and the Cowtown Coliseum, which is in the Fort Worth Stockyards, is a few minutes from downtown.
The coliseum was built in 1948, and it has a rich history behind it, including hosting the world’s first indoor rodeo. It is undergoing an amazing transformation that includes the restoration of other buildings from the Old West. This amazing and historical architecture has been a subject of discussion in the NFR circles with the Las Vegas President Pat Christenson quoted saying, “The venue may not happen at Cowboy Christmas, Las Vegas, but you can count on having mad fun from experiences like Western shopping and lifestyle treats with an entire lot of fans in Fort Worth.”
Since its debut in 1986, Cowboy Christmas has grown into the ultimate shopping and interactive experience for its thousands of fans and attendees. Shoppers have a variety of products display to choose from, including custom-made jewelry furniture, original art, handmade goods, and so much more. Cowboy Christmas not only lets you access unique products but also gives you the best access to official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise and products. Attendees do not require paying any tickets to access Cowboy Christmas; attendance is free.
On the new move to Texas, the organizers of the event have assured die-hard fans and new attendees that despite the pandemic that has certainly changed the dynamics of event attendance and perceptions; Cowboy Christmas will still be as thrilling as it has always been, if not more, in fact.
The Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has been quoted saying, “Fort Worth has never been more thrilled before than it is now hosting Cowboy Christmas and the Junior World Finals this December. This being the cowboys and culture city, Fort Worth will be an ideal location for such events themed to fit into the pride of the place, and we can’t wait for visitors to experience our rich heritage and hospitality.”
Besides shopping, fans will find a variety of entertainment and offerings. Ames cake will have a cake stand at Fort Worth and will have various cakes on display and available for tasting from the various exhibition booths bearing their trademark and logos. Ames cake has, for years provided the ceremonial cake to the Wrangler NFR, and we expect an even more scrumptious cake than the one they did last year. For Cowboy Christmas, we bet they will have several cowboy themes cakes that will not only capture your eye but your taste buds as well.
If you cannot make it to the NFR venue, you can enjoy NFR live streaming at the Fort Worth Convention Center and follow all the action as they happen while enjoying a piece of Ames cake.
If you are dragging about getting tickets, hurry to the official sites and grab one while you still can and experience the rodeo event of a lifetime!