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Jingle Bell Drop

Abseil the Brighton i360 this Christmas - all for a good Claus!

Event details

Thank you to everyone who signed up to take on this festive feat and fundraise for essential children’s hospice care.

Our team work 365 days a year, working tirelessly throughout the festive season to make sure children with life threatening and life-limiting illnesses and their families have the best Christmas possible.

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Location: Brighton i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton
When: Friday 24th November 2023
Event type: Abseils
Jingle Bell Drop 2023

What to expect

An experience to check off your Christmas list! End your year on a high and join us on for a nighttime abseil with a festive twist!

• Jingle all the way down the Brighton i360 with views of the twinkling city below.

• Abseil an exhilarating vertical descent of 450ft!

• Festive atmosphere, bring your family to cheer you all the way down.

3 happy challenge goes at the i360

What 'yule' get

When you take part in Jingle Bell Drop, not only will you be getting a unique and exhilarating experience, we'll also supply you with:

Santa suit: Embrace your inner Santa and dress to impress on the night - we'll supply a Santa suit, but feel free to get creative (elves, Grinches and more are always welcome!)

Help fundraising: Full fundraising support from our experienced event team, if you need any inspiration or ideas to get you started - get in touch and we can help.

A festive souvenir: You'll get a special Christmas bauble to take home and hang on your tree this festive season, commemorating your amazing accomplishment.

How you’re helping this Christmas

Harry was born prematurely with pulmonary hypertension and a hole in his heart. He needs constant care, and it isn’t always easy, balancing medical care with playtime. Which is why our families need you. By fundraising you’re helping families like Harry’s spend time decorating Christmas trees and getting into the festive spirit – instead of fixing feeding tubes and managing care.

Harry on the swings

“Harry loves being at Chestnut Tree House. Although he’s non-verbal, when we tell Harry he’s going to be visiting the hospice, his smile and excitement says it all He loves to splash around in the pool and bake cakes with the staff."

- Harry’s mum, Marlene.

Full details about the Jingle Bell Drop

You’ll be able to choose between two different payment and fundraising options:

  1. Full fundraising: Pay just £50 today to register and secure your place! Then raise a minimum of £295 that goes directly to hospice care. 
  2. Mixed fundraising: Pay £150 to book your place and then raise a minimum of £195 that goes towards our vital services.

50% of your fundraising is due by 23 November and then you will have until 23 December to raise your final sponsorship, just in time for Christmas. Don’t forget to check our fun, festive, fundraising ideas to get you started!

The Brighton i360 full height is is 531 ft tall! To abseil safely you’ll be just shy of the full height. For your abseil you’ll be suspended above the city 450ft high – that’s as tall as: 150 Christmas Elves, 64 average Christmas Trees or 511 Christmas crackers stacked on top of each other!

Travel up the Brighton i360, you could be up to 1.5 hours – plenty of time to take in the amazing views!

The expert Brighton i360 team attach you to a harness and you’ll drop down on a safety line all the way to the seafront. Your exhilarating decent will take approximately 5 minutes and you’ll be guided by experts in the pod and on the ground.

You’ll be met at the bottom by your friends and family, with volunteers cheering you on.

  • Age restrictions: There is a minimum age of 12 for this event. All participants aged 12-17 must be accompanied on the day by a parent or guardian.
  • Weight restrictions: Maximum weight of 125kg
  • Medical considerations: If you have an existing medical condition you must consult your medical practitioner prior to the activity to assess whether you are fit to take part in the event or not.


Download the full Frequently Asked Questions document to find out all information about your abseil.

Get in touch with the events team if you have any questions or need any fundraising help!


If you’re new to fundraising – get started by taking our ‘What type of fundraiser am I’ quiz. You’ll find out your fundraiser personality and some bespoke ideas to get you going! Or, if it’s Christmas fundraising ideas you’re after, then check out our festive fundraising guide.

We’ve also got an in depth guide to Just Giving – to get you set up to receive sponsorship online.

Could you volunteer?

If dropping 450ft out of the Brighton i360 isn't your thing, you can still be part of the festive fun by volunteering. We need your support on the day, helping sign in our daring Santas, cheering and handing out festive baubles as they reach the ground. If this doesn’t get you in the festive spirit, nothing will!

Volunteer for Jingle Bell Drop