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This December Leicester’s flagship Christmas Party venue; Athena, transforms into the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro; Brazil’s most iconic party destination. A city where intoxicating energy lives hand in hand with a deep cultural history and an overwhelming zest for life.

As you step into the venue, the contrast between its warm, vibrant atmosphere and the crisp winter’s night you leave behind couldn’t be more distinctive. Boundless energy flows around the colourful landscape, as you explore the start of the evening with friends and colleagues. Multi-coloured, ram-shackled houses line the street; their tin roofs offering some shade, as local traders offer delicious canapés and beach bars serve ice-cold beers, chilled wines and cocktails.

Deliciously bronzed samba dancers move gracefully to fast pulsating music flowing from buildings, inviting you further around every corner. The energy and applause of spectators, filled with Cariocas and visitors from around the world is overwhelming, all of which share the common quest to experience the world-famous Carnival.

The Cocktail and rum bar, framed by vibrant makeshift favelas, tempts you closer to the charismatic mixologists offering you colourful cocktails created to order. As the music levels rise, beautiful dancers come to life, using their lithe bodies to push the boundaries of possibility in mind-blowing spectacles of skill, distortion and contortion!

You are beckoned to continue your journey into the restaurant area and as you take your seats, the lights dim and the ultimate party experience begins. Performers fly, spin and twist as you enjoy a succulent three-course dinner, fine wine and good company.

As the last spoonful of dessert is devoured, the lights cut to an explosion of light and sound that marks the beginning of a dazzling finale. When the legendary stage show comes to a climatic end, the power passes to the DJ and the dance floor passes to you! An uplifting blend of classic party tunes and modern-day hits instantly lures you onto the floor to begin dancing the night away.

Elsewhere in the building a raft of after dinner entertainment has appeared to take your party experience into the early hours. Flash your cash on our fun casinos, take a souvenir photo in the photo booth, sip on a refreshing cocktail, test your skills against your friends and colleagues on our new fairground stalls, or relax and enjoy a freshly ground coffee and chocolates in a quieter area…  Don’t forget to sample a delicious midnight breakfast roll!

As the evening draws to an unwelcome end, memories of a fun filled night remain as you reflect on a truly spectacular party!



  • City centre location
  • Leicester’s leading Christmas party venue
  • Spectacular ’RIO’ theming throughout the award winning venue.
  • World class traditional cirque style aerial and ground based entertainment such as tightrope walking, trapeze, flying hoop, contortion, fire and acro-balance.
  • Delicious canapé reception
  • 3-course dinner, coffee & chocolates
  • Midnight breakfast
  • Professional cocktail bar*
  • After dinner fairground attractions*
  • After dinner disco & professional DJ
  • Casino tables including Blackjack & Roulette*
Click here or call 01455 557 829 to book tickets today!

*These items are optional - there will be a small charge on the evening
**Fun Casino - all profits are donated to our chosen charity, The NSPCC


See why Vivid Experience Christmas Parties are the stuff of legend!

Take a look at our video footage showcasing just a few of our incredible themes at our other venues over the past few years.