On December 13.
Things get festive in Mystic Falls as the whole town gets in a holiday mood with a huge Winter Wonderland-themed party. As carousing and caroling fill the streets, the spirit of the season is still not making it into everyone's hearts.
Tyler's plans to get rid of Klaus and his hybrids are not going over well with Caroline and Stefan. She has some plans of her own, but they don't go over well either. Hayley goes over the top to make it clear to the blond vamp that she doesn't want to be involved. No matter what anyone plans, as usual, Klaus finds out and violence ensues.
Elena and Damon head out of town with Jeremy. They hope that a stay at the Gilbert Lake House will help cure him of his inner demons. Bonnie and Professor Shane come along to help them out. The professor winds up telling them all something that leaves them in shock.