Really, can there ever be too much gold? The Lightner Museum—toasting the 130th anniversary of its Alcazar Hotel—thinks not, and we agree. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about welcoming in a new year that calls for opulence, glitter and shine. Get in a shimmery mindset, dance to the band Ramona’s interpretations of the lively tunes of day—the 1880s—nibble light bites, sip a champagne toast, watch balloons drop and sashay to the cash bar.

9:30 p.m., Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine, $50, cocktail attire,