The 176th Annual St. Andrew’s Day Gala

“The Feast of the Haggis”

The Chicago Scots invite you to a festive evening of history, community & culture as the oldest charity in Illinois hosts an evening of Scottish fun at Chicago’s oldest cultural museum, the Chicago History Museum.

This year’s event will be a “moveable feast.” All our wonderful traditions will be delivered in COVID-careful ways but still with Scottish flair!

Bring your appetite for our culinary food stations with specialty Scottish menu items. You’ll have access to the Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibits City on Fire: Chicago 1871 and Vivian Maier: In Color. We will also be showcasing some treasures from our own Chicago Scots museum.

Throughout the evening you will be able to enjoy performances and experiences including:

  • Pipe Band
  • Highland Dancing
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • Presentation of the Haggis
  • Toasts & Tributes
  • And much more!

We will observe all prevailing COVID-19 safety protocols and proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event.

Black Tie or Tartan Dress Encouraged

This event supports Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care where the incredible team of heroes kept all residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic by exemplifying true heart and commitment.

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James L Alexander

2021 Distinguished Citizen Award

James L. Alexander

Attorney & Philanthropic Leader

In recognition of his contributions to diversity and inclusion across Chicago’s cultural and non-profit landscape.

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Gary Maclean

Guest Chef

Gary Maclean

National Chef of Scotland

Chicago History Museum

Friday, December 3, 2021

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Tickets start at $200 and can be purchased online through EventBrite.

Donations can be made online. For large donations, please contact us.

For sponsorship information, please contact Dawn Miller at