New Year's Eve party at Lumen: A Night in Rio | Photos
Flowing champagne, sparkly dresses and club-friendly hits spun by DJ Nardo all seemed like customary fare for a New Year's Eve bash. Scantily-clad hula hoopers and live music from Chicago Samba? Not so much. At Lumen Chicago, these two worlds collided, creating a fresh way to ring in 2012. With ticket prices ranging from $55 to $95, the Carnival-themed festivities included Brazilian bites, a champagne toast and optional bottle service for the young, energetic crowd.