Burns Dinner

Please Read the Following Important Announcement:

Due to the fluid COVID-19 situation, we are following the recommended social distancing and disease prevention guidelines set by the CDC and St. Louis County Health Department. As of July 1, 2020, we are still on schedule to hold the Annual Burns Dinner in January 2021. If conditions change that force us to cancel the dinner, we will notify all guests and participants and adjust accordingly.

For more information or questions about the 2021 Burns Dinner, please email the Burns Committee Chair, Karen Kraft at burnsdinner@stlstandrews.com

The Night of Robert Burns

The Scottish St. Andrew Society invites you and your friends to its annual Robert Burns Dinner! The evening will take place at the St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel (1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) in the Ambassadeur Ballroom on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:45 pm, with dinner beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. For first time attendees, Burns dinners are the hallmark of all Scottish cultural events in the year. Robert Burns was a celebrated poet of the 18th century whose works defined much of the Romantic period of literature. On the anniversary of his death, friends gathered to share a meal in his memory and as Scots migrated globally, the tradition grew and is now celebrated worldwide. A Burns Night is filled with wonderful food, music, songs, poems, dancing, all to honor the memory of Scotland's most famous bard. Our wonderful Sisters of the Haggis will prepare their traditional, handmade haggis; a true treat!

The Ambassadeur Ballroom is located in the main building of the hotel and the entrance to the ballroom is located on the south side of the building.

Here are answers to some FAQs about the Burns Dinner:

Tickets: You will not receive paper tickets to the event. Please retain the email receipt if you purchased tickets online. When you arrive, there will be a registration table where you will check in and receive your table number. If you have guests that will be arriving separately from you, please e-mail their names if you have not already provided them to Karen Kraft at afskek@gmail.com.

Dress: Our Burns dinner is our most formal event and so we encourage attendees to dress formal, business formal, and Scottish attire including kilts and tartans.

Parking: Free parking is available in the interior lot adjacent to the Ambassadeur ballroom.

Coat Check / Registration: Coat checks are available in the main lobby, down the hallway to the right next to the check-in table.

Social hour: 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.

Hotel Guests: There is a special room rate for dinner guests.

Tickets are on sale now! Individual tickets are $85, with discounts for society members. Tables of ten are also available for a limited time. Visit our online store to reserve your spot today!

Here are some pictures from last year's Burns Dinner! We hope to see everyone again next time!