Robert Burns Dinner
About the Robert 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
Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
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 in the Ambassadeur Ballroom, 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 Lindbergh or the south entrance on Clayton Road. Look for signs to direct you.
Burn’s Dinner Schedule:
5:45 Cocktails – cash or credit cards accepted
7:00 Program begins
7:30 Dinner is served
Address to the Haggis
Highland Dancing by Dance Caledonia
Bagpipe performance by the St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band
Immortal Memory Presentation
Silent Auction throughout the evening
10:15 Closing Ceremony
CLICK HERE to reserve hotel rooms at our special event rate of $145 per night.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive tickets? You will not receive paper tickets to the event. If you purchase tickets online, you will receive a separate email with your tickets. 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 hotel lot and parking garage adjacent to the Ambassadeur Ballroom on the south side of the hotel’s main building. Look for signs to direct you to the Ballroom.
Will I be able to check my coat? Complementary coat checks are available in the main lobby, down the hallway to the right, next to the check-in table. Tips are greatly appreciated.
What time do cocktails begin? A cocktail hour will begin at 5:45 pm in the bar area adjacent to the ballroom – cash and credit cards are accepted. Coffee and tea will be served with dinner – wine and scotch are available for purchase. Once dinner service is complete, the bar will remain open. An ATM is located in the lobby of the hotel.
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