2023 Robert Burns Night

Buy your tickets to Robert Burns Night here!

Join the Scottish Rite, Orient of New Mexico, on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 when we will host a dinner and celebration of Robert Burns Night. This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple Historical Preservation Foundation and is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple. The cash bar opens at 5 o’clock and dinner begins at 6 o’clock. The cost per meal is $190, total ($185 for the cost of the meal, plus a $5 convenience fee). Proceeds go to accessibility improvements to the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple to make the Temple a more welcoming environment for all of our guests.

This year’s Robert Burns Night will be open to everyone, including all Scottish Rite Masons and lovers of Robert Burns poetry and Scottish cuisine, in general.

The annual Robert Burns Night will take place on Saturday, January 21st, with the cash bar opening at 5 o’clock pm and dinner beginning at 6 o’clock pm.

The choices for a dinner entrée are either:

  • • sliced roast beef with Yorkshire pudding

  • • salmon en croûte with a raspberry sauce

  • • or a grilled portobello mushroom with pesto croutons

All dinner entrées will be served with Scottish roasted potatoes and peas. The dinner’s appetizer is “bangers” served with a country mustard sauce and, following dinner, dessert is a fruit trifle.

If you are purchasing your tickets online, please purchase your dinner by adding your reserved space to your cart (by following this link to the New Mexico Scottish Rite’s website or the link to purchase tickets, above) and fill out the accompanying Robert Burns Night dinner form entirely if you are planning to attend dinner on Saturday, January 21st. The details, needs, requirements, or restrictions field is optional; for multiple meal purchases, please list the individual meal selections in this field. Our Robert Burns Night caterer needs time to prepare for dinner on January 21st and Friday, January 13th is the deadline for reserving a space.

If you are purchasing tickets to Robert Burns Night and would like to pay by check, please contact General Secretary John Adams by phone at (505) 982-4414 to select your dinner entrée(s) and make checks payable to the following address: The Santa Fe Scottish Rite, PO Box 2024, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2024 and denote “2023 Robert Burns Night” in the memo line.

If you have any questions or difficulties with your dinner reservation, please contact General Secretary John Adams by phone at (505) 982-4414 or by email at secretary@nmscottishrite.org.

Purchase “The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple” book online

The recently-released book, The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre, from the Museum of New Mexico Press is available for sale from the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple. This book is a comprehensive treatment of the history of Freemasonry in New Mexico, the influence of Orientalism on the art and architecture of Santa Fe, and the origin and meaning of the theatrical stage scenes and costumes by authors Rick Hendricks, Khristaan Villela, Wendy Waszut-Barrett, and Jo Whaley.

When you purchase your copy of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre from the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, the proceeds from your purchase fund our Temple Historical Preservation Foundation, a 501(c)3 foundation, which keeps the Scottish Rite Temple open as a premier performing arts center and time-honored landmark in Santa Fe.

From the Museum of New Mexico Press website:

The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, built in 1912, is a historic landmark and the home of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in New Mexico. The building—including its jewel box theater with original scenery collection—and its artifacts, represent a time capsule of Masonic culture and theatrical history. Essays examine the emergence of Freemasonry, key Masonic figures during New Mexico’s territorial period through statehood, and the architectural significance of the iconic pink building and Freemasons’ use of it to the present. Illustrated with contemporary and historical images, this book reveals the theatrical production of Masonic degrees and the artistic creation of the magnificent scenic backdrops. Today, many of the country’s Masonic buildings are being repurposed and their collections are being liquidated. Through the heroic efforts of its members, the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple has been preserved, remaining under the stewardship of the Freemasons who share their building with the community.

To purchase your copy of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre from the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, please select the option below and click on the “Add to Cart” option where you will be directed to PayPal for quantity options and payment.


“The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple” book