In 1923, the History Club of Los Gatos planted a Deodar Cedar in Lyndon Plaza promising that it would grow in size along with the population of Los Gatos.
The tree can be seen on the right in this circa 1940s photograph.
The Hotel Lyndon, across the street, was demolished in 1963.
By 1988 the population of the town was approximately 28,000 and the tree was 70 feet tall and 40 feet around the base.
This year the traditional lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 will be even more dazzling.
In addition to the Town Plaza tree, the new street tree lighting along Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue will be illuminated.