Nicholson's Robert Burns Night Marks 25th Anniversary

Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 11:39 AM EST
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Each year people across Scotland and the UK gather for supper parties to celebrate the life of Scotland's beloved poet, Robert Burns. On Wednesday, January 25, Nicholson's will host this Scottish tradition in downtown Cincinnati for the 25th year. The celebration has grown in attendance since its start in 1998 and now takes place in the form of two separate events; one casual affair at Nicholson's and a seated dinner upstairs at The Backstage Event Center. At Nicholson's, Burns Night will include music by The Lost Celts, a featured dinner menu, the Cincinnati Highland Dancers, bagpipers, and a traditional raising of swords, scotch, and toast to the haggis led by Robert Reid. The premium ticketed event in The Backstage Event Center is for guests who want an all-inclusive dinner package, as well as Celtic music by Columbus-based Fin Tan, and all of the festivities listed above. Kilts are optional (but encouraged) at either celebration. Tavern Restaurant Group owner Nick Sanders said Burns Night has become an unexpected staple for Nicholson's, "Celebrating the legacy of Robert Burns has been a part of Scottish culture for over two centuries, but we didn't know if it would catch on here. Twenty-five years later we have guests who have enjoyed the event since we started it and new faces who join us every January." Nicholson's has also partnered with its downtown neighbors the 21C Museum Hotel and The Aronoff Center for the Arts for a giveaway to commemorate the anniversary. Guests can register in-person or online through January 25, 2023: Both events will take place on Wednesday, January 25 starting at 6:00 pm. Some reservations are required. Details and booking information can be found on their website or by calling 513-564-9111.