It is an annual three daysfestival organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Mizoram. The venue for the festival is set at Tuirial Airfield, an abandoned airstrip 21 Km from the city centre. It is celebrated to showcase the diverse culture and traditions of the Mizos with a host of entertainment. It is usually celebrated during month of November. Today, Winter Festival is celebrated with a plethora of activities, games, music etc. Other activities include exhibition of handlooms and handicrafts, traditional dances and music, performances by well-known artistes and bands, carnivals, local cuisines, etc. to name a few. The main highlights of the festival is Hot Air Ballooning and Powered Hang Glider not found anywhere in the north east except Mizoram. The annual MIMSA Motor Sports racing takes place during the festival.