Robert Burns Dinner
About the Burns Dinner:
The Burns Dinner is an annual celebration of the life, writings, and legacy of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns (born in Ayrshire, January 25, 1759 – died July 21, 1796). Burns Dinners are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, January 25th, known as Burns Night, or Robbie Burns Day. Burns Dinners are held all around the world, and there is a set format for the event, which is very formal and traditional.
Our Upcoming Event Details:
SSAS Annual Robert Burns Dinner
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel
1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63131
All are welcome at this Scottish celebration! Scottish full dress attire (kilts, Prince Charlie jackets, etc. and formal evening ladies attire) is required. If you do not have a kilt, don’t worry! Dinner jackets and ties are perfectly acceptable and welcomed.
Our event is held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel, 1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63131. Free parking is available on the south side of the hotel or in the garage. Enter either off of Lindbergh or the south entrance on Clayton Road.
The Evening’s Schedule:
5:45-6:45 – Cocktails
7:00 – Program begins
7:30 – Dinner
– Celtic music
– Address to the Haggis
– Highland Dancing by Dance Caledonia
– Bagpipe performance by the St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band
– Immortal Memory
– Silent Auction
And of course, there will be many Robert Burns toasts and poems!
We will adhere to any local St. Louis County and Hilton Hotel social distancing and masking requirements in effect the evening of our event.
Hotel Reservations here: http://www.my-event.hilton.com/stlfhhf-scott-56361db3-bd51-4af1-abf8-4cafadd27370/
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive tickets? You will not receive paper tickets to the event. Please retain the email receipt if you purchased tickets online. When you arrive, please go to the registration table where you will check in and receive your table number. We will have your name and ticket purchase on file.
What should I wear? Our Burns dinner is our most formal event! Scottish full dress attire (kilts, Prince Charlie jackets, etc. and formal ladies attire) is required. If you do not have a kilt, don’t worry! Dinner jackets and ties are perfectly acceptable and welcomed.
Where do I park at the event? Free parking is available in the lot and parking garage adjacent to the Ambassadeur ballroom on the south side of the hotel’s main building.
Will I be able to check my coat? Coat checks are available in the main lobby, down the hallway to the right next to the check-in table.
What time do cocktails begin? A cash bar cocktail hour will begin at 5:45 pm in the bar attached to the ballroom. Wine and scotch will be available for purchase during dinner in the ballroom and your table captain can assist you. Coffee and tea will be served during dinner. Once dinner service is complete, the bar will remain open. An ATM is located in the lobby of the hotel.