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The holiday season is upon us, and with it, an active schedule of celebrations, laughter and good cheer. To help you get through all the excitement, we've put together a list of holiday essentials in NYC—a coveted catalog of hot spots no matter your need. This guide to exercising, beautifying, eating and drinking will keep your battery charged through New Year's Day. Wherever your headed, dress up your festive wear with this year's new Viva la Juicy Limited Edition Parfum.  It is the 100% Pure Parfum of the original fun, flirty scent from Juicy Couture, made from a delightful mix of mandarin orange, wild berries, honeysuckle and gardenia. Follow this advice and you'll surely be the life of every holiday soiree.

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McCarren Park Ice Rink

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Forget Rockefeller Center. This brand-new ice rink at the once-forlorn, recently-revitalized McCarren Pool is the hip alternative to the crowds in Midtown.

Physique 57

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Burn off that holiday excess with a class at Physique 57—a 57-minute workout that combines cardio, strength training, and barre exercises. And, while you're at it, knock out some Christmas shopping with class packages for all the ladies in your life.
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One Lucky Duck

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Give your body a break from hors d'oeuvres and champagne with a stop at One Lucky Duck, a juice bar and raw food spot from the folks behind Pure Food & Wine. A detoxifying red ginger juice will ward off colds and keep the liver in check.

Juicy Couture

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Stop into the intimate downtown Juicy Couture flagship to pick out a killer outfit for your next holiday party or find the perfect gift.

Tenoverten Parker Meridien

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The 57th Street offshoot of popular nail salon Tenoverten might just be the sleekest underground space in the city, the perfect location to get your faultless mani/pedi and quietly tucked away from the throngs of holiday shoppers.
The Viva la Juicy Limited Edition Parfum is this season's must-have item.  Inspired by winter glam, get the fragrance at Macy's before hitting your next holiday celebration and you'll surely be the life of the party.

Kingside

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Spruce up boring holiday dinners with co-workers at Kingside. Tucked inside the Roman + Williams-designed Viceroy hotel, Kingside might be brand new but it feels like classic New York, with subway tiling, Art Deco lighting, and extensive raw bar.

Murray's Cheese Bar

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It's easy to make a meal out of cheese and charcuterie at this year-old offshoot of the venerable Murray's Cheese Shop, but the menu also includes a burger doused in rarebit sauce. After picking up edible gifts at the shop down the block, head here to celebrate.

Golden Cadillac

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Step back in time at the Golden Cadillac, a throwback East Village cocktail lounge serving up refined versions of '70s classics. Can't pick just one from the extensive list? Try the Miami Vice—part piña colada, part strawberry daiquiri. Holiday cocktail hour just got a lot more interesting.

Grace Bar

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Round up the ladies for a holiday party pre-game at Grace Bar. A welcome reprieve from the city's many male-dominated Irish pubs, it features craft cocktails designed by some of the city's premiere female mixologists.

Lafayette

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Looking for the perfect way to kick off the New Year? Brunch at Lafayette, of course! You can get a foie gras terrine, salads, soups, omelettes, steak frites, and pastries. And, for those who need a break from excess, they've got delicious pressed juices.

McCarren Park Ice Rink

Forget Rockefeller Center. This brand-new ice rink at the once-forlorn, recently-revitalized McCarren Pool is the hip alternative to the crowds in Midtown.

Physique 57

Burn off that holiday excess with a class at Physique 57—a 57-minute workout that combines cardio, strength training, and barre exercises. And, while you're at it, knock out some Christmas shopping with class packages for all the ladies in your life.
[Photo]

One Lucky Duck

Give your body a break from hors d'oeuvres and champagne with a stop at One Lucky Duck, a juice bar and raw food spot from the folks behind Pure Food & Wine. A detoxifying red ginger juice will ward off colds and keep the liver in check.

Juicy Couture

Stop into the intimate downtown Juicy Couture flagship to pick out a killer outfit for your next holiday party or find the perfect gift.

Tenoverten Parker Meridien

The 57th Street offshoot of popular nail salon Tenoverten might just be the sleekest underground space in the city, the perfect location to get your faultless mani/pedi and quietly tucked away from the throngs of holiday shoppers.

Macy's

The Viva la Juicy Limited Edition Parfum is this season's must-have item.  Inspired by winter glam, get the fragrance at Macy's before hitting your next holiday celebration and you'll surely be the life of the party.

Kingside

Spruce up boring holiday dinners with co-workers at Kingside. Tucked inside the Roman + Williams-designed Viceroy hotel, Kingside might be brand new but it feels like classic New York, with subway tiling, Art Deco lighting, and extensive raw bar.

Murray's Cheese Bar

It's easy to make a meal out of cheese and charcuterie at this year-old offshoot of the venerable Murray's Cheese Shop, but the menu also includes a burger doused in rarebit sauce. After picking up edible gifts at the shop down the block, head here to celebrate.

Golden Cadillac

Step back in time at the Golden Cadillac, a throwback East Village cocktail lounge serving up refined versions of '70s classics. Can't pick just one from the extensive list? Try the Miami Vice—part piña colada, part strawberry daiquiri. Holiday cocktail hour just got a lot more interesting.

Grace Bar

Round up the ladies for a holiday party pre-game at Grace Bar. A welcome reprieve from the city's many male-dominated Irish pubs, it features craft cocktails designed by some of the city's premiere female mixologists.

Lafayette

Looking for the perfect way to kick off the New Year? Brunch at Lafayette, of course! You can get a foie gras terrine, salads, soups, omelettes, steak frites, and pastries. And, for those who need a break from excess, they've got delicious pressed juices.