Eilat's Winter Sun Festival is held at a time when Eilat's weather is sunny and comfortable and especially well-suited to a holiday and cultural events. Israel's vacation capital hosts 35 different festivals and special events over five months, and all visitors to Eilat at this time can enjoy something extra to enhance their holiday.

The desert climate of Eilat makes it the ideal refuge from the gloomy cold and damp of winter. Between November and April, the average daytime temperature in Eilat is 20-25°C, with sparse precipitation, so chances of rain are low. When other cities in Israel and Europe are cold and wet, visitors to Eilat can enjoy the gentle sun and pleasant weather, making it possible to get that most out of all the activities and attractions the city has to offer. The comfortable weather is an excellent reason for the dozens of special events and festival held in the city during the winter months.

The hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting Eilat in the winter can take advantage of the dozens of diverse events suitable to all ages. At this time of year, all visitors to the city will find something of interest in addition to all that's available year-round. The events take place throughout the city and at the beaches, and include street performances, musical events, dining and drinks, sports, including water sports, art, theater, and more.

Among the special events of the Winter Sun Festival are established ones such as the Eilat Winter Jazz Festival and the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, as well as newer ones, including the Shopping and Lifestyle Festival, the Diving and Underwater Photography Festival, and the Desert Wine Festival. If you're planning a vacation in Eilat between November and April, we suggest you check the schedule of festivals and special events taking place at the time of your holiday to make it even more enjoyable.