Watch the video of Santa and his elf abseiling down Brighton's i360 tower

Santa Claus and one of his elves have been spotted 531ft in the air on the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower on Brighton Beach, before abseiling down to the glass viewing pod at 450ft.

Santa Claus and one of his elves have been spotted 531ft in the air on the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower on Brighton Beach, before abseiling down to the glass viewing pod at 450ft.

The duo were seen energetically waving as they dangled on their descent. When they reached the glass viewing pod Santa was seen to be doing a celebratory dance.

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British Airways are offering customers the opportunity to fly up the 450ft i360 with Santa and his elves in the festive viewing pods throughout December.

The images and video of Santa and his Elf were captured via a drone.

Downtown Abbey child actors Oliver and Zac Barker, and reality TV star Keiran Hayler and his children enjoyed one of the Santa flights on Saturday (December 11).

As part of the experience, families can enjoy a festive breakfast in the West Beach Bar and Kitchen followed by a flight to 450ft where they meet Santa.

Reality TV star Keiran Hayler and fiancée Michelle Penticost also attended the festive morning, eating a Christmas breakfast in the sea-view restaurant before boarding the flight.

Breakfast and Santa flights are running at i360 until Christmas eve. The event includes a hot breakfast with a craft activity for children, followed by a pod flight to 450ft above the city, and a gift from Santa for every child.

Tickets for the flights are available at the British Airways i360 website.