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On Our Radar: Celebrate Scottish culture at this Prince George Robbie Burns Night Dinner

Haggis, neeps and tatties, bagpipes, dancing, games and more!
Robbie Burns
Robbie Burns was a Scottish Poet who lived from 1759–1796. (via Pixabay)

Attention lads and lassies!

The third annual Robbie Burns Night, in celebration of renowned Scottish poet Robbie Burns, is right around the corner (on Saturday, Jan. 25).

The annual event is hosted by the Exploration Place and Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO). Not only does this event celebrate Robbie Burns and Scottish culture, but it’s also jam-packed with entertainment.

The night starts at 6:30 p.m. with a special Robbie Burns cocktail followed by the traditional piping in of the haggis.

A buffet dinner of roast beef, neeps and tatties and other veggies follows. Of course, there will be haggis for those who need to get their haggis fix, or for those who want to try the infamous Scottish fare for the first time.

Then there will be a brief and humorous toast to Robbie Burns (and the ladies of the evening), a live auction and 50/50 draw.

But once all that is out of the way the real action begins. The “Highlander Games” mini-contests of skill and silliness, many from the Scottish Tradition, will take place. You can purchase “Burns Bucks” at the entrance to the games rooms so you can play all evening.

There will also be a fine scotch sampling booth and a live band will play through the night for those who want to dance.

A complimentary shuttle service will be provided by Paxton Shuttle from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, so you don’t have to worry about getting home safe if you drink too much scotch.

The dinner takes place on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets for this event will set you back $80 bucks each with proceeds going to support the PGSO and the Exploration Place. Tickets will be available until Thursday, Jan. 23.

You can get them online or at the PGSO office at 2880 15th Ave.

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